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Why We Teach Mathematics To Every Student: Determining Impact Of Mathematics On Problem Solving And Logical Reasoning Skills, Megan Marie Harris 2019 The University of Akron

Why We Teach Mathematics To Every Student: Determining Impact Of Mathematics On Problem Solving And Logical Reasoning Skills, Megan Marie Harris

Honors Research Projects

The purpose of this paper is to dissect why it is important to teach mathematics to every student, even if the student does not plan on pursuing mathematics in his or her career. This paper will describe and test various reasons why mathematics is taught to every student but it will focus on math as a way to help develop and improve problem-solving and logical reasoning skills. An experiment was conducted on a random sample of fourteen University of Akron students who were measured on their problem-solving abilities and critical thinking through playing two games. These students were then compared ...


From Sets To Metric Spaces To Topological Spaces, Nicholas A. Scoville 2018 Ursinus College

From Sets To Metric Spaces To Topological Spaces, Nicholas A. Scoville

Topology

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Nearness Without Distance, Nicholas A. Scoville 2018 Ursinus College

Nearness Without Distance, Nicholas A. Scoville

Topology

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Science Methods For Teachers, Donna Governor, David Osmond 2018 University of North Georgia

Science Methods For Teachers, Donna Governor, David Osmond

Education Grants Collections

This Grants Collection for Science Methods for Teachers was created under a Round Nine ALG Textbook Transformation Grant.

Affordable Learning Georgia Grants Collections are intended to provide faculty with the frameworks to quickly implement or revise the same materials as a Textbook Transformation Grants team, along with the aims and lessons learned from project teams during the implementation process.

Documents are in .pdf format, with a separate .docx (Word) version available for download. Each collection contains the following materials:

  • Linked Syllabus
  • Initial Proposal
  • Final Report


Determining The Determinant, Danny Otero 2018 Xavier University

Determining The Determinant, Danny Otero

Linear Algebra

No abstract provided.


Improving Literacy And Numeracy In The Pacific, Elizabeth Cassity 2018 Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Improving Literacy And Numeracy In The Pacific, Elizabeth Cassity

International Developments

ACER is collaborating with member nations of the Pacific Community to address the common education challenges they face. Elizabeth Cassity reports.


Toward More Student-Centered Instruction: The Advent Of Teacher Noticing And Responsiveness In Mathematics And Science Education Research, Benjamin K. Campbell 2018 Longwood University

Toward More Student-Centered Instruction: The Advent Of Teacher Noticing And Responsiveness In Mathematics And Science Education Research, Benjamin K. Campbell

The William & Mary Educational Review

The topic of teacher noticing has been refined in the mathematics education literature over the last 15 years. Researchers who study noticing have established a complex definition of this process, which encompasses how a teach- er identifies, evaluates, and considers responding to a student’s classroom contribution. They have also developed a variety of techniques to measure a teacher’s capacity to engage in noticing and have documented how this capacity can change over time with certain interventions or experiences. Science education researchers have more recently begun studying noticing. Among other results, their efforts have yielded the concept of responsiveness ...


The Effect Of Gender On Spatial Ability And Spatial Reasoning Among Students In Grades 2-8, Sharon W. Morris 2018 Liberty University

The Effect Of Gender On Spatial Ability And Spatial Reasoning Among Students In Grades 2-8, Sharon W. Morris

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this study was to examine gender differences across three types of spatial ability; namely, spatial perception, spatial visualization, and mental rotation in conjunction with working memory. The study utilized a causal-comparative research design involving group comparisons. In this design researchers collect data about variables that they have conceptualized to be in a causal relationship to each other, but there is no intervention as in experimental research. Participants in this study included approximately 200 students in second through eighth grades at one public school and one public charter school, all located in the same school district/county. Spatial ...


A Phenomenological Study Of College Students In Developmental Mathematics Classes Experiences With Mathematics And Computer Anxiety, Dan Murphy 2018 Liberty University

A Phenomenological Study Of College Students In Developmental Mathematics Classes Experiences With Mathematics And Computer Anxiety, Dan Murphy

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

No research has been conducted on college students in developmental mathematics classes struggling with both mathematics anxiety and computer anxiety in a qualitative manner. Prior studies have dealt with college students in developmental mathematics classes struggling with mathematics anxiety and college students in developmental mathematics classes struggling with computer anxiety. The purpose of this transcendental phenomenological study was to describe the experiences of students taking developmental mathematics who self-report both mathematics anxiety and computer anxiety. The theory guiding this study was the social cognitive theory by Bandura (1986) as modeling is a key component in the learning of mathematics, especially ...


Quantitative Biology Education - Resources To Change Your Students From Math-Anxious To Math-Curious, Jeremy Wojdak 2018 Radford University

Quantitative Biology Education - Resources To Change Your Students From Math-Anxious To Math-Curious, Jeremy Wojdak

Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

No abstract provided.


Reflection And Growth In Teaching: Designing And Implementing A High School Biology And Society Course Using Action Research, Bradley J. Kozel 2018 University of Massachusetts Boston

Reflection And Growth In Teaching: Designing And Implementing A High School Biology And Society Course Using Action Research, Bradley J. Kozel

Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection

The world that we live in is constantly changing and educational systems need to reflect these changes. High stakes testing, stress and anxiety in students, and smartphones in the classroom are all aspects of current schools that move us away from authentic learning. Student choice in education, pursuing answers to real world questions and developing critical and creative thinking skills upends this existing paradigm. To achieve this, teachers must turn to the most important work, which is to know each student and give them agency in their education. Teachers no longer need to occupy the center stage of the classroom ...


Interventions To Develop A Growth Mindset In A Remedial Math Classroom, Michael D. Seminelli 2018 United States Military Academy

Interventions To Develop A Growth Mindset In A Remedial Math Classroom, Michael D. Seminelli

Mathematica Militaris

College students in remedial mathematics programs not only struggle with fundamental concepts but tend to have a low mental outlook about their ability to succeed in a math class. Educators can implement interventions to promote a growth mindset with students, changing their attitude to one that recognizes hard work leads to mastery of any skill or concept. The students develop the confidence and desire to succeed in mastering the course material in their math classes as well as other academic subjects.


An Introduction To Implementing Technology In The Classroom Using Interactive Web-Based Applications, Matthew Rybak 2018 State University of New York College at Brockport

An Introduction To Implementing Technology In The Classroom Using Interactive Web-Based Applications, Matthew Rybak

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Today’s students have grown up in a world where technology is an essential and accessible component of daily life, and it therefore plays an integral role in the modern classroom. Implementing technology into the traditional classroom can be an intimidating task; this curriculum project aims to aid educators in understanding the benefits of using technology, and to simplify its implementation. Desmos and Nearpod are used in this curriculum because they are excellent examples of two user-friendly and adaptable applets that facilitate technology-focused instruction. Each of the two units in this curriculum are designed to assist teachers who use a ...


Putting The Generic Solution Of Transparent Thinking Approach (Tta) In Instructional Material Production, Mohammad A. Aliedeh, Sajedah Aliedeh 2018 Chemical Engineering Department, Mutah University, Jordan

Putting The Generic Solution Of Transparent Thinking Approach (Tta) In Instructional Material Production, Mohammad A. Aliedeh, Sajedah Aliedeh

ICOT 18 - International Conference on Thinking - Cultivating Mindsets for Global Citizens

Humanity is overburdened by an overwhelming challenges, problems and failures that are plaguing global development system, in general, and global educational system in specific. Transparent Thinking Approach (TTA) is developed in response to these multi scale and multi domain problems by offering a generic reform approach that enable the thinker to employ a multi perspective, maneuvering, and modeling tools while looking for a solution. TTA is a newly developed value-engrained and thinking based educational reform approach. It is generic and unique features enables it to easily diffuse in all domains (Aliedeh, M. A., 2015 a, b, c, 2016, 2017 and ...


Nurturing More Expert Ways For Thinking About Climate Change, Flossie S. G. Chua 2018 Harvard University

Nurturing More Expert Ways For Thinking About Climate Change, Flossie S. G. Chua

ICOT 18 - International Conference on Thinking - Cultivating Mindsets for Global Citizens

Contemporary developments have forced a challenging shift in the way we think about what matters most to learn. As traditional systems of learning are substantially challenged and reshaped, consensus is building around the importance of educating learners for grappling insightfully and productively with complex issues that are often controversial. Drawing on research that looked at the character of expertise across multiple disciplines, including an in-depth qualitative study comparing expert and novice understanding of climate change, this workshop will invite participants to explore critical considerations for curricular design if they are to nurture the kinds of thinking that will stand learners ...


Un Escenario Para El Futuro, Marcelino Fernández 2018 Marcelino Fernández. Colegio Montedeva. Gijón. Spain

Un Escenario Para El Futuro, Marcelino Fernández

ICOT 18 - International Conference on Thinking - Cultivating Mindsets for Global Citizens

Descripción/relato de la experiencia educativa llevada a cabo en el Colegio Montedeva de Gijón el pasado curso 2016/17 por los/as alumnos/as de Sexto de Primaria y de su profesorado.

Propuesta de trabajo por proyectos de profunda filosofía cooperativa, constructiva y social.

Experiencia modelo de como con pocos recursos pero con trabajo e ilusión, se pueden conseguir grandes metas.


Learning To Think...Thinking To Learn, James C. Dean Mr., Julie Pfeiffer, Nancy Famulari, Julia Connett, Briana Kaparis 2018 Thinking Maps, Inc.

Learning To Think...Thinking To Learn, James C. Dean Mr., Julie Pfeiffer, Nancy Famulari, Julia Connett, Briana Kaparis

ICOT 18 - International Conference on Thinking - Cultivating Mindsets for Global Citizens

How do you create a systemic school culture of THINKING? In this interactive presentation learn how 3 Miami-Dade schools are using a set of consistent visual tools to teach critical, creative THINKING and communication to all learners. This session will capitalize on connecting the visuals to the latest brain research and its implications on the developmental needs of PreK-Adult learners. Examples of practice will be highlighted by these schools.


Acercando Las Matemáticas Al Bolsillo, Gemma Codina Barreras, Silvia Roca Gomez 2018 COL.LEGI LA VALL

Acercando Las Matemáticas Al Bolsillo, Gemma Codina Barreras, Silvia Roca Gomez

ICOT 18 - International Conference on Thinking - Cultivating Mindsets for Global Citizens

Desde el curso 2011-2012, el Departamento de Matemáticas del colegio La Vall utiliza un libro digital elaborado por profesoras del mismo colegio. Lo que hace de este hecho un hecho de mención es el curso donde se utiliza; estamos hablando de 2o de Bachillerato, el último curso de enseñanza no obligatorio antes de acceder a las pruebas que les permiten entrar a estudiar un grado en la Universidad. “Fica-te-les a la butxaca”1 es un libro virtual interactivo que pretende ofrecer a nuestras alumnas un recurso didáctico motivador, por su formato y funcionalidad interactiva, así como por estar basado en ...


“Indefensible, Illogical, And Unsupported”; Countering Deficit Mythologies About The Potential Of Students With Learning Disabilities In Mathematics, Rachel Lambert 2018 Chapman University

“Indefensible, Illogical, And Unsupported”; Countering Deficit Mythologies About The Potential Of Students With Learning Disabilities In Mathematics, Rachel Lambert

Education Faculty Articles and Research

This paper describes two myths that circulate widely about the potential of students with Learning Disabilities to learn mathematics: (1) that students with Learning Disabilities cannot benefit from inquiry-based instruction in mathematics, and only from explicit instruction; and (2) that students with Learning Disabilities cannot construct their own mathematical strategies and do not benefit from engaging with multiple strategies. In this paper, I will describe how these myths have developed, and identify research that counters these myths. I argue that these myths are the unintended consequences of deficit constructions of students with Learning Disabilities in educational research. Using neurodiversity to ...


Concept Maps And Feedback In Statistics Learning: Exploring The Effect Of Expert Map Feedback And Peer Feedback On Concept Map Structure, Theresa A. Hickey 2018 Seattle Pacific University

Concept Maps And Feedback In Statistics Learning: Exploring The Effect Of Expert Map Feedback And Peer Feedback On Concept Map Structure, Theresa A. Hickey

Education Dissertations

This mixed methods exploratory study examined the effects of two types of feedback – Peer and Expert Map – on Concept Maps used as learning tools in a statistics classroom. Of interest were possible effects of feedback on Concept Map structure (determined by structural scores), on structural classification (Discrete, Integrated), and on student choice of starting concept (General, Specific). Student perceptions of feedback and the role of mapping in statistics learning were elicited using a 12-item questionnaire. Two open-ended responses were coded by themes. All data were assessed separately, then merged to enrich findings.

Results from a mixed repeated measures ANOVA of ...


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