Word problems (Mathematics); Group work in education.; Problem solving.
"Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Mater of Science in Mathematics."; M.S.,Central Connecticut State University,,2013.; Includes bibliographical references (leaves 32-34).
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...
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...
Mathematics -- Study and teaching -- Russia; Mathematics -- Study and teaching -- United States
This study describes the difference between elementary mathematics education in Russia and the United States. What can we learn from Russian mathematics education? The thesis presents that the main source of Russian achievements in mathematics...
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Primary) -- Evaluation; Readiness for school; School age (Entrance age)
The age a child should be when beginning formal education has become a focus of interest. How old should a child be? Is there a correlation between age and performance on mathematical strategies? Kindergarten programs have become more knowledge and...
There is a gap in the educational research that investigates the connection between the mathematics skills students learn in school and how they use these skills at the workplace. Students should be able to apply the mathematics skills they...
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...
Motivation in education; Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Elementary)
Urban schools in particular need to motivate students to gain higher levels of mathematics achievement and acquisition. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) deemed this problem significant enough to place a motivational domain to...
Acalculia in children; Numeracy -- Study and teaching -- Activity programs; Learning disabled children
Dyscalculia, also known as ‘number blindness’ or acalculia is defined as a “cognitive disorder manifested by disturbance of arithmetic ability” (Shalev & Gross-Tsur, 2001, p. 134). It is a disability in which one has difficulty...
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...
Educational indicators; Education -- Mathematical models; Educational planning -- Mathematical models; School management and organization -- Mathematical models
This case study investigated the manner in which one elementary school operationalized DDDM. Utilizing a mixed-methods design, findings were generated from survey, interview, observation, and artifact data to identify the structures and processes...
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- Connecticut
The purpose of this project is to develop and implement instructional, mathematics programs that are based on the students' individual developmental and cognitive levels of functioning. The goal is to teach students with meaning so that they gain...
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...
Constructivism (Education); High schools--Honors courses.; College preparation programs.; Geometry--Study and teaching (Secondary)
"Sumbitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Mathematics for Secondary Educators."; Thesis advisor: Robin S. Kalder.; M.S.,Central Connecticut State University,,2013.; Includes bibliographical...
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...
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...
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Elementary); Mathematical ability -- Testing
This paper was designed to acquaint the reader with alternative assessments available in mathematics. The basis of this information will be used in designing mathematical performance assessments for grades K-8.
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...
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...