Circle; Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Middle school)
The federal law, No Child Left Behind (NCLB), has begun evaluating schools based on Standardized Assessments such as the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT). This has created a need to ensure that student achievement in mathematics reflects the ability...
Educational law and legislation -- United States; Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Middle school)
The federal law commonly called, No Child Left Behind (NCLB), requires that all states assess their students to determine how well they are functioning in mathematics and other areas as well. This study investigated the importance of middle school...
Graphic calculators; Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Middle school)
Students can create graphs and tables with relative ease using graphing calculators. Yet some teachers employ this technology via the occasional hands-on activity, if at all, and if time permits. Middle school educators are largely responsible for...
Homework; Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Middle school)
The value of homework as part of the educational process has been debated for many years. Some researchers believe that homework is critical to learning and development, while others indicate that there is no benefit to the practice of homework. ...
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...
Educators are aware that there are different types of assessment. Researchers have reported that not only are assessments different, but the way in which a question is phrased on an assessment can affect whether or not students answer...
The purpose of this research is to determine how a student's need for relatedness affects his or her motivation and academic achievement in mathematics. In addition, student motivation is examined independently of relatedness to determine its...
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 (Middle school) -- Connecticut; Mathematical ability -- Testing; Connecticut Mastery Test
For years researchers have provided evidence to support the fact that males outperform females in mathematics. In this study, eighth grade mathematics performance, as evidenced by year-end average and Connecticut Mastery Test score, was compared...
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Middle school); Academic achievement; Interactive whiteboards
Various forms of technology, such as the interactive whiteboard (IWB) and improved computer software are becoming more and more a part of our classrooms. An interactive whiteboard, when connected to a computer and projector, essentially turns a...
Music in mathematics education; Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Middle school); Music, Influence of
With so much emphasis on standardized test scores, teachers and administrators are under pressure to find ways to best prepare their students to succeed on state tests. A belief exists that children who are involved in music instruction have higher...
Reading (Middle school); Composition (Language arts)--Study and teaching (Middle school); Mathematics--Study and teaching (Middle school)
"Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Mathematics for Secondary School Teachers."; Thesis advisor: Shelly M. Jones.; M.S.,Central Connecticut State University,,2013.; Includes bibliographical...
Technology -- Study and teaching (Middle school) -- Connecticut -- Mystic; Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Middle school) -- Connecticut -- Mystic; Science -- Study and teaching (Middle school) -- Connecticut -- Mystic
Technology Education at the middle school level fulfills two unique roles. First, it should provide students with a hands-on application of the theoretical aspects of both the mathematics and science curriculums which make-up a portion of the...