Academic achievement -- Evaluation; Mathematics -- Study and teaching
The purpose of this thesis is to examine and explore the implementation of formative assessment in a mathematics class and determine its effectiveness in improving student achievement in mathematics. Wiliam and Black (1998) define formative...
Algebra -- Study and teaching (Middle school); Mathematics -- Study and teaching -- Audio-visual aids; Manipulatives (Education)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the importance of manipulatives in
supporting algebraic thinking in the middle grades, and reasons why they are misused, or
not used at all. Middle school algebra teachers from both urban and suburban...
Algebra -- Study and teaching (Secondary); Chemistry -- Study and teaching (Secondary); Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
The purpose of this study was to determine if integrating a unit on functions would benefit students. Previous studies have shown that integrating science and mathematics increases students' understanding of certain topics in science. Typically,...
Algebra -- Study and teaching (Secondary); Manipulatives (Education) -- Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
This study investigated whether using concrete mathematics manipulatives affected student achievement in factoring second-degree polynomials. The 16 day study included 64 high school sophomores in four different Algebra II classes in a suburban...
Cerebral hemispheres; Mathematics -- Study and teaching; Cerebral dominance
For many years, doctors and scientists have known that the two hemispheres of our brains have different functions. Damage to the left hemisphere in adults has caused severe speech problems. For this reason, the left hemisphere had been considered...
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...
Comparative education; Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- United States -- Cross-cultural studies; Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Japan -- Cross-cultural studies
In recent years, policymakers and academic experts have expressed alarm about the variance between Eastern and Western mathematics achievement. Research reveals that classrooms in the United States are lagging behind their Eastern counterparts....
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...
Cooperative work in education; Ability grouping in education; Mathematics -- Study and teaching
This study reviewed research on the effect of heterogeneous ability grouping in a cooperative learning environment on academic achievement in mathematics. A large number of studies has shown the importance of cooperative learning procedure in...
Diaries--Authorship--Study and teaching (Secondary); Mathematics--Study and teaching (Secondary); Numeracy.; Metacognition.; Written communication.
"Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Education."; Dissertation advisor: Nancy Hoffman.; Ed.D.,Central Connecticut State University,,2013.; Includes bibliographical references (leaves 108-117).
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...
Group work in education; Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
Cooperative learning is a highly valued teaching method used in all subjects and at all levels of education. It provides students with an opportunity to interact with one another to not only understand educational concepts presented by the...
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).
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. ...
Homework; Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
This study examined whether different types of homework assignments had an impact on student achievement in Mathematics as well as on student completion of homework. The study was conducted over the course of 10 weeks and took place in a public...
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...
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...
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...
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...