“Was mathematics invented or discovered?” This is an age old question that has yet to be definitively answered. Some people believe that the human mind is the creator of mathematics, like a painter or poet, is a maker of patterns. [N, p. 2027] ...
Yoga -- Psychological aspects; Academic achievement; School children
Yoga is known for its ability to relax. The combination of stretching and deep breathing can relieve tension and provide a sense of calmness. The study examined the effects of yoga on Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) performance of elementary...
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...
What began as a competition to appease a member of royalty's birthday wishes, continued on to not only introduce an entirely new area of mathematical studies but also to leave one particular question to remain without a complete and substantiated...
Today's special education teachers who work with students with difficulties in mathematics will need not only a deeper understanding of mathematics, but a thorough understanding in what the learning disabled student "sees" when approaching...
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...
This work deals with the construction of zero mean curvature surfaces in the three dimensional anti de-Sitter space. The method that was used was to look for examples that can be described using polynomial equations. More precisely, we are looking...
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...
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 study explored the qualitative and quantitative impact of the implementation of a co-teaching model by teams in middle school language arts and mathematics classrooms. Although there were no significant quantitative findings for either...
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...
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Secondary); Algebra -- Study and teaching (Secondary); Homework; Interaction analysis in education
This study examined whether writing targeted feedback to students on collected homework in the form of specific, process-related comments would have an impact in student achievement. This study was conducted over the course of 8 weeks in a public...
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...
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Secondary); Academic achievement
This study examined whether focused-instruction of vocabulary had an impact on overall mathematical achievement. The study was conducted over the course of 18 weeks and took place in a public high school in Connecticut. The participants of the...
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...
This special project studied a group of 25 urban high school students from a level 2 (low level) Geometry class. The class participated in a transformational geometry unit that was taught over a period of 5 weeks. The students utilized dynamic...
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Secondary); Questioning -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
This research study examined whether the use of Socratic seminars is an effective teaching method in a high school mathematics classroom. The study was conducted over an eight-week period in the classrooms of two Pre-Calculus teachers in a magnet...
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...
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...
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...