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...
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...
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...
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...
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; 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,...
In this thesis, the teacher's knowledge on the types of problems that exist in mathematics is discussed. Also, this thesis identifies the teacher's awareness on children's solution to the problems, as well as students' development of number...
"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...
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,...
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...
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 -- Study and teaching (Middle school) -- Connecticut -- Evaluation; Mathematical ability -- Testing
According to Hancock, Mattox, and Queen (2005) few studies have examined the effects of block scheduling at the middle level. Those that have shown success at the middle level have been unable to narrow down which specific aspects of block...
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); Music in mathematics education
Many teachers today use various strategies when teaching mathematics. The focus is often on mastering underlying concepts, like multiplication facts. These multiplication facts must be memorized and students must be able to retrieve them quickly...
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...
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...