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...
Music in mathematics education; Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Secondary); Academic achievement
Purpose
The purpose of this research was to explore a possible connection between students’ involvement in formal music activities and their achievement in mathematics.
Hypothesis
Students who have more exposure to music as measured through the...
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...
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...
The purpose of this research is to determine how a student's need for relatedness affects his or her motivation and academic achievement in mathematics. In addition, student motivation is examined independently of relatedness to determine its...
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...
“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] ...
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; Mathematics and literature
A major focus of many school districts in Connecticut is their students' results on the Connecticut Mastery Tests ("CMT"). As a result, many curricula include a review of concepts included in the test in advance of the test administration. However,...
Mathematics--Study and teaching (Secondary); Word problems (Mathematics)--Study and teaching (Secondary)
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of using Multiple Representations Charts in the classroom. This thesis was focused on the comparison of students’ abilities to solve word problems using Multiple Representations Charts as an...
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...
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...
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,...
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 in...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...