Prediction of scholastic success; Chemistry -- Study and teaching (Secondary); Algebra
In a New England private, all-male high school, all students are required to take a chemistry course, regardless of their academic course level. Many of the students and their parents believe, if they are not strong in mathematics, that they will...
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 (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...
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...
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...
Abstract algebra is, at its core, the study of algebraic structures. As the name implies, these structures can be studied in the abstract. Therefore universal properties can be examined and proven generally, as opposed to being studied number...
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,...
"Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Mathematics for Secondary Certified Teachers."; Thesis advisor: Robin S. Kalder.; M.S.,Central Connecticut State University,,2013.; Includes...
High schools -- United States -- Entrance examinations; High school placement test
The purpose of this study is to design a placement test based upon the curriculum needs of a target magnet school. The placement test will be a diagnostic tool to assist magnet schools in placing students into an appropriate course of study. 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...
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Secondary); Block scheduling (Education)
Many researchers have tried to find a direct link between block scheduling and student achievement. However, their findings have been mixed mainly because it was extremely difficult to account for other variables; therefore, not allowing...
"Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Secondary Mathematics."; M.S.,Central Connecticut State University,,2012.; Includes bibliographical references (leaves 38-39).
Algebra --- Study and teaching (Secondary); Educational tests and measurements --- Connecticut; Achievement tests --- Connecticut
Each year thousands of students are tracked into mathematics classes. In these particular classes, students may struggle or find their mathematics skills less academically able than their classmates and give up on the tasks that are introduced to...
Mathematics -- Remedial teaching; Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
Many resources are currently devoted to math remediation at the college level (Phipps, 1998. Plucker, Wongsarnpigoon, Houser, 2006). These are additional courses that students must take that do not count toward graduation. Universities must...
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Secondary); Personality and academic achievement; Prediction of scholastic success
The purpose of this study is to determine if a personality test combined with a mathematics placement test can be used to identify students that may need additional interventions as early in the school year as possible. The school in which this...
The goal of this thesis is to trace the development in mathematical theory that led to the proof of the insolvability of the quintic. That is, there does not exist a general formula in radicals for equations of the form [not reproducible-see full...
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...
As an Advanced Placement Calculus (APC) teacher I have observed many students struggle with the transition from pre-calculus to calculus. Many of these students were successful in algebra, geometry, and even pre-calculus but the concepts of...
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...
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...