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...
Acetaminophen is extensively used as an analgesic and antipyretic agent, but at high doses it causes liver damage. The major metabolic pathways of acetaminophen are glucuronidation and sulfation. In addition to these pathways, acetaminophen...
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...
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); 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...
A comprehensive survey of aquatic plant communities in Pickerel Lake, Colchester/East Haddam, Connecticut, was conducted during the growing season of most regional macrophyte species (May 2001 to October 2001). Five weed maps were constructed to...
Birth weight, Low; Premature infants--Physiology; Oxygen therapy for premature infants--Complications
Supplemental oxygen is one of the most prescribed interventions in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU). Hyperoxia is toxic to the lung tissue of preterm newborns particularly the very low birth weight infant and it has been implicated in the...
Central Connecticut State University; Augmented reality
Augmented reality is the concept of overlaying digital information on top of the real worldview. One application that makes use of Augmented Reality is the Layar Reality Browser, which shows what is around oneself by displaying real time digital...
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...
Repeated exposure to addictive drugs causes unmistakable changes to occur on both a neuronal and a behavioral level. Certain circuits in the brain of an addict are forced to change and adapt to an environment of drug-induced chemical imbalance....
Decimal fractions -- Study and teaching (Elementary); Fractions -- Study and teaching (Elementary); Concept learning
This study compared the effects of research based instruction and conventional textbook instruction on the acquisition of decimal knowledge by fifth grade students. The two fifth grades were of similar populations and located in the same urban...
"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...
Fractions -- Study and teaching (Elementary); Arithmetic -- Study and teaching (Elementary)
This investigation examined the impact real-life situations have on the understanding of multiplication of fractions. Two groups of sixth graders, each consisting of 15 students, came to instruction with prior knowledge related to the partition...
Animal models of Huntington's disease (HD) that utilize 3-nitropropionic acid (3-NPA) in the initiation of oxidative stress
and accelerated brain-aging have been extensively studied. When administered to rodents, 3-NPA irreversibly...
The purpose of this study is to improve the understanding of geometry definitions of beginning geometry students at the high school level through the use of geometry constructions as an aid to teaching geometry definitions. The eighteen students...
Geometry -- Study and teaching (Secondary); Escher, M. C.(Maurits Cornelis),1898-1972 -- Criticism and interpretation; Geometry in art
The integration of discovery-based learning activities into mathematics curricula has been shown to aid in students’ conceptual understanding of many topics, especially in the subject of geometry. Using artwork as the basis of discovery lessons...
Geometry -- Study and teaching (Secondary); Geometer's Sketchpad
This study examined whether the use of Geometer‘s Sketchpad had an impact on understanding of geometry and academic achievement. The study was conducted over the course of 12 weeks and took place in a public high school in Connecticut. The...
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...
Minor histocompatibility (H) antigens are typically identified as barriers to transplantation in graft exchange experiments between major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-matched hosts (Bailey 1975; Snell and Bunker 1960). This approach has allowed...
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. ...