For over thirty-five years average mathematics scores of students in the United States have been below the international average, indicating problems with performance when compared with students from other countries. The United States National...
Group work in education.; Mathematics--Study and teaching.; Problem solving.
"Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Mathematics."; Thesis advisor: Philip Halloran.; M.S.,Central Connecticut State University,,2013.; Includes bibliographical references (leaves 22-23).
Geometry -- Study and teaching (Secondary); Geometry -- Computer-assisted instruction
Many secondary pre-service and in-service mathematics educators require additional knowledge and resources pertaining to the efficient and successful use of technology in the classroom. This study examined a specific form of calculator-based...
Connecticut Academic Performance Test; Mathematical ability -- Testing; Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Connecticut; Achievement tests -- Connecticut
The debate over the effectiveness of a "reform" mathematics curriculum verses a "traditional" mathematics curriculum in student achievement has been widely discussed and studied. Standards-based, or reform, programs emphasize applications to solve...
In recent years, mathematics instruction has been undergoing a change from a discipline that teaches procedures and skills to a more exploratory style, which creates a constructivist learning environment (Henningsen & Stein, 1997). There is now a...
"Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Mathematics for Certified Teachers."; Thesis advisor: Philip Halloran.; M.S.,Central Connecticut State University,,2014.; Includes bibliographical...
"Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Mathematics."; Thesis advisor: Philip Halloran.; M.S.,Central Connecticut State University,,2014.; Includes bibliographical references (leaves 53-54).
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Primary) -- Evaluation; Readiness for school; School age (Entrance age)
The age a child should be when beginning formal education has become a focus of interest. How old should a child be? Is there a correlation between age and performance on mathematical strategies? Kindergarten programs have become more knowledge and...
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Preschool); Gifted children -- Education (Preschool); Teachers of gifted children -- Training of
The purpose of this record is both to explore and enlighten our understanding of the relationship between the capabilities of highly gifted youth and the current recommendations for teaching such students, and to describe the process of one such...
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Primary) --- Audio-visual aids; Manipulatives (Education)
This study investigated the effectiveness of virtual manipulatives versus concrete manipulatives on third grade students’ understanding of mathematical concepts.
The participants in this study were 40 third grade students who attended the same...
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Primary); Music in mathematics education
Many teachers today use various strategies when teaching mathematics. The focus is often on mastering underlying concepts, like multiplication facts. These multiplication facts must be memorized and students must be able to retrieve them quickly...
Mathematical ability -- Sex differences; Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Elementary)
The purpose of this study was to examine how mathematical discourse affects the achievement level of girls across third, fourth, and fifth grades. The Experimental Group sample of 26 students (13 boys, 13 girls) all participated in the Project M³...
Developmental studies programs; College student development programs
The main thrust of summer bridge programs is to retain at risk populations within higher education institutions and to provide them an equal footing with other students (Kezar, 2000). In 2007 the average retention rate among all U.S. institutions...
Word problems (Mathematics) -- Study and teaching; Problem solving -- Study and teaching
American students have been underperforming on international standardized tests for over thirty years. These concerns have been documented in publications (i.e. A Nation at Risk). The United States federal government has also written ―No Child Left...
Geometry -- Study and teaching (Secondary); Geometer's Sketchpad
This study examined whether the use of Geometer‘s Sketchpad had an impact on understanding of geometry and academic achievement. The study was conducted over the course of 12 weeks and took place in a public high school in Connecticut. The...
This study examined whether RAFT (Role, Audience, Format and Topic) writing prompts had an impact on students mathematical open ended responses. This study was conducted over the course of five months and took place in a public school in...
Math anxiety; Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Elementary)
Numerous studies can be found regarding the development of mathematics anxiety with secondary and college level students. However, little can be found providing evidence of mathematics anxiety in elementary school students. In an attempt to offer...