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 (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...
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...
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).
Teachers -- In-service training -- Massachusetts; Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System; Educational tests and measurements -- Massachusetts
In May of 1998, Massachusetts students in Grades 4, 8 and 10 took the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) tests in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science and Technology for the first time. These tests are based on the...
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Elementary); Iowa Tests of Basic Skills; Mathematics -- Testing; Educational tests and measurements
Students in seven Springfield, Massachusetts Schools receive extra mathematics lessons in Mathematics Laboratories. The period for these lessons comes during the time that classroom teachers receive their preparation periods. By contract language,...
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...
Motivation in education; Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Elementary)
Urban schools in particular need to motivate students to gain higher levels of mathematics achievement and acquisition. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) deemed this problem significant enough to place a motivational domain to...
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...
Mathematics -- Study and teaching -- Russia; Mathematics -- Study and teaching -- United States
This study describes the difference between elementary mathematics education in Russia and the United States. What can we learn from Russian mathematics education? The thesis presents that the main source of Russian achievements in mathematics...
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...
The purpose of this thesis is to suggest effective data collection strategies that drive individualized and differentiated instruction that meets the Common Core State Standards. Due to high-stakes testing, teachers are expected to use qualitative...
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Elementary); Mathematical ability -- Testing
This paper was designed to acquaint the reader with alternative assessments available in mathematics. The basis of this information will be used in designing mathematical performance assessments for grades K-8.
In this thesis, the teacher's knowledge on the types of problems that exist in mathematics is discussed. Also, this thesis identifies the teacher's awareness on children's solution to the problems, as well as students' development of number...
"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...
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...
"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).
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) -- 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...