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...
Mathematics -- Study and teaching; Mathematics and literature
A major focus of many school districts in Connecticut is their students' results on the Connecticut Mastery Tests ("CMT"). As a result, many curricula include a review of concepts included in the test in advance of the test administration. However,...
Mathematical ability -- Testing; Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Connecticut; Achievement tests -- Connecticut
This study examines the relationship between cognitive development and scores received on the Mathematics section of the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT). Individual interviews were conducted with 32 high school juniors who took the...
Algebra -- Study and teaching (Secondary); Word problems (Mathematics)
In recent years, there has been a focus on standards based tests results. The mathematics portions of these tests contain vast amounts of reading, which may affect how accurately they measure the mathematics achievement of the students being...
Problem solving -- Education (Elementary); Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Elementary)
Mathematical problem solving is a complicated process involving many components.
Here, an historical overview of the study of the effect of problem solving instruction is
presented. The roles of contributing factors, such as the students'...
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Middle school) -- Connecticut -- Evaluation; Mathematical ability -- Testing
According to Hancock, Mattox, and Queen (2005) few studies have examined the effects of block scheduling at the middle level. Those that have shown success at the middle level have been unable to narrow down which specific aspects of block...
This research focuses on the role of pictures in elementary mathematics, specifically algebra. The participants in the study were elementary algebra students in Math 099 at Central Connecticut State University, chosen for this study based on their...
Mathematical ability -- Testing; Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- Connecticut; Achievement tests -- Connecticut
The purpose of this study was to examine if there is a correlation between cognitive development levels and CMT's scores across fourth, fifth, and sixth grade. The sample size in this study consisted of 30 students (10 from grade four, 10 from...
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Primary); Word problems (Mathematics)
This research focuses on the role of instruction in improving student responses to open ended questions in elementary mathematics. The participants in the study were elementary school students in third grade. The participants were chosen based on...
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- Connecticut
The purpose of this project is to develop and implement instructional, mathematics programs that are based on the students' individual developmental and cognitive levels of functioning. The goal is to teach students with meaning so that they gain...
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...
This project focused on designing an individualized plan of instruction in mathematics. The participants in this project were adult incarcerated males between 18 and 52 years of age. These men were enrolled in an Adult Basic Education program...
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...
Mathematics -- Study and teaching; Sex differences in education
Throughout the ages and since the establishment of formal schooling, gender differences have been apparent in both participation and success in the mathematics classroom. In the past, males have not only dominated classroom discussions, but they...
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...
Fractions -- Study and teaching (Elementary); Arithmetic -- Study and teaching (Elementary)
This investigation examined the impact real-life situations have on the understanding of multiplication of fractions. Two groups of sixth graders, each consisting of 15 students, came to instruction with prior knowledge related to the partition...
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Secondary); Academic achievement -- Evaluation; Educational tests and measurements
The use of formative assessment has come to the forefront as a means of enhancing student achievement in mathematics. The hallmarks of formative assessment are questioning, immediate feedback to teachers and students, peer-review, task-focused...
Decimal fractions -- Study and teaching (Elementary); Fractions -- Study and teaching (Elementary); Concept learning
This study compared the effects of research based instruction and conventional textbook instruction on the acquisition of decimal knowledge by fifth grade students. The two fifth grades were of similar populations and located in the same urban...