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A Case Study Exploring The Nature Of How Prekindergarten Teachers’ Mathematics Instruction Decisions Relate To Their Mathematics Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Raleta Summers Dawkins
A Case Study Exploring The Nature Of How Prekindergarten Teachers’ Mathematics Instruction Decisions Relate To Their Mathematics Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Raleta Summers Dawkins
Teaching & Learning Theses & Dissertations
The mathematics knowledge students develop in prekindergarten is key to their ability to make sense of more complex mathematics in the future (C. T. Cross, Woods, & Schweingruber, 2009; Ginsburg, Lee, & Boyd, 2008). Research continues to present evidence that there is a mathematics achievement gap between minoritized students living in lower socioeconomic communities compared to their peers before entering kindergarten (Arnold, Fisher, Doctroff, & Dobbs, 2002; Duncan et al., 2007; Sonnenschein & Galindo, 2015; Wang, 2010). The joint position statement issued by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (2010) states that all prekindergarten teachers working in public and private settings should utilize age and developmentally appropriate instruction to promote mathematics readiness. Yet there is limited research that provides data that captures nonlicensed preK teachers’ beliefs towards preschool mathematics or the ...
Research Trends In The Use Of Mobile Learning In Mathematics, Helen Crompton, Diane Burke
Research Trends In The Use Of Mobile Learning In Mathematics, Helen Crompton, Diane Burke
Teaching & Learning Faculty Publications
The use of mobile learning in education is growing at an exponential rate. To best understand how mobile learning is being used, it is crucial to gain a collective understanding of the research that has taken place. This research was a systematic review of 36 studies in mobile learning in mathematics from the year 2000 onward. Eight new findings emerged: (1) The primary purpose of most studies was to focus on evaluating mobile learning. (2) Case studies and experimental design were the main research methods. (3) Most studies report positive learning outcomes; (4) Mobile phones were the mobile device used ...
Technologies To Enhance And Extend Children's Understanding Of Geometry: A Configurative Thematic Synthesis Of The Literature, Helen Crompton, Melva R. Grant, Khitam Y. H. Shraim
Technologies To Enhance And Extend Children's Understanding Of Geometry: A Configurative Thematic Synthesis Of The Literature, Helen Crompton, Melva R. Grant, Khitam Y. H. Shraim
Teaching & Learning Faculty Publications
Empirical evidence indicates that students are not learning geometry with relational understanding of the concepts. Studies have shown that digital technologies can support students in mathematics. The purpose of this study was to find which technologies and technological affordances are specific to learners of geometry. This paper presents the results of a configurative thematic synthesis of empirical studies and theoretical papers to show that dynamic geometry environments (DGEs: including 3D DGEs) and logobased environments were the main types of technologies used to support geometry learners. The results of this study also reveal that there are five main technological supports provided ...
Therapeutic Breathing Techniques And Disparity Across Student Performance In English And Mathematics, Abha Gupta, Shana Pribesh, Norou Diawara
Therapeutic Breathing Techniques And Disparity Across Student Performance In English And Mathematics, Abha Gupta, Shana Pribesh, Norou Diawara
Teaching & Learning Faculty Publications
This paper explores possible correlation between Therapeutic Breathing Techniques (TBT) and improved academic performance of low achieving students in elementary school. The intervention consisted of daily breathing exercises combining two forms of TBT, namely, deep breathing and alternate nostril breathing. A semesterlong quantitative study with 85 second graders was conducted to investigate the impact of above intervention on English and mathematics scores. Following one semester of intervention, the gaps between the low and high achievers had narrowed and small but significant gainscores were found for the low achievers who had practiced TBT. In contrast, in first and third grades, where ...
Give Me A Formula Not The Concept! Student Preference To Mathematical Problem Solving, Manveer Mann, Mary C. Enderson
Give Me A Formula Not The Concept! Student Preference To Mathematical Problem Solving, Manveer Mann, Mary C. Enderson
STEMPS Faculty Publications
Purpose of Study: The purpose of this study was to assess student preference for procedural (formuladriven) versus conceptual (conceptdriven) approaches to solve mathematical problems. Additionally, we evaluated differences in preferences among students who performed above average and those who performed at or below average on simple arithmetic problems.
Methods/Design and Sample: We used a singlefactor (Instructional Approach: conceptual vs. procedural) betweensubjects experiment. Instructional approach was manipulated using short embedded instructional videos. Students evaluated each approach on a fivepoint scale.
Results: We found that students (aboveaverage and average/belowaverage) preferred the procedural approach to the conceptual approach. Interestingly, however, although ...
Number Knowledge And Error Types Of Elementary Portuguese Students: Implications For Instruction, Silvana Watson, Sharon Judge, João Lopes, Célia Oliveira, Ana Catarina Jesus
Number Knowledge And Error Types Of Elementary Portuguese Students: Implications For Instruction, Silvana Watson, Sharon Judge, João Lopes, Célia Oliveira, Ana Catarina Jesus
Communication Disorders & Special Education Faculty Publications
In the present study, we examined number knowledge skills of 697 Portuguese elementary students from first to fourth grade. Students completed three number knowledge tasks: 1) translating numbers into words, 2) symbolic magnitude (i.e., number comparison), and 3) decomposing numbers. We evaluated students’ answers by means of error analysis using a threecategory coding system adopted from specific error types were computed by grade level. Results showed that there were significant differences among grades and that the prerequisite linguistic error type (i.e., pre linguistic rules or principles of the cardinal number system), particularly in the magnitude tasks, significantly contributed ...
Using ContextAware Ubiquitous Learning To Support Students' Understanding Of Geometry, Helen Crompton
Using ContextAware Ubiquitous Learning To Support Students' Understanding Of Geometry, Helen Crompton
Teaching & Learning Faculty Publications
In this study, contextaware ubiquitous learning was used to support 4th grade students as they learn angle concepts. Contextaware ubiquitous learning was provided to students primarily through the use of iPads to access realworld connections and a Dynamic Geometry Environment. Gravemeijer and van Eerde’s (2009), designbased research (DBR) methodology was used in this study. As a systematic yet flexible methodology, DBR utilizes an iterative cyclical process of design, implementation, analysis, and revision. Using this particular DBR methodology, a local instruction theory was developed that includes a set of exemplar curriculum activities and design guidelines for the development of contextaware ...
Research Trends In The Use Of Mobile Learning In Mathematics, Helen Crompton, Diane Burke
Research Trends In The Use Of Mobile Learning In Mathematics, Helen Crompton, Diane Burke
Teaching & Learning Faculty Publications
The use of mobile learning in education is growing at an exponential rate. To best understand how mobile learning is being used, it is crucial to gain a collective understanding of the research that has taken place. This research was a systematic review of 36 studies in mobile learning in mathematics from the year 2000 onward. Eight new findings emerged: (1) The primary purpose of most studies was to focus on evaluating mobile learning. (2) Case studies and experimental design were the main research methods. (3) Most studies report positive learning outcomes; (4) Mobile phones were the mobile device used ...
Using SchematicBased And Cognitive Strategy Instruction To Improve Math Word Problem Solving For Students With Math Difficulties, Lisa L. Morin
Using SchematicBased And Cognitive Strategy Instruction To Improve Math Word Problem Solving For Students With Math Difficulties, Lisa L. Morin
Communication Disorders & Special Education Theses & Dissertations
For students with math difficulties (MD), math word problem solving is especially challenging. The purpose of this study was to examine a math word problem solving strategy, bar model drawing, to support students with MD. The study extended previous research that suggested that schematicbased instruction (SBI) training delivered within an explicit instruction framework can be effective in teaching various math skills related to word problem solving. As a more generic schema approach, bar model drawing may serve as an effective form of SBI that can be developed across word problems. Moreover, the bar model approach has the potential to enhance ...
The Use Of NonCognitives And Learning Strategies As A Predictor For Completion Of Developmental Mathematics At A Community College, Megan Healy
Educational Foundations & Leadership Theses & Dissertations
With a large global, national, state, and local drive for postsecondary credentials, higher education institutes are exploring new retention and graduation strategies to meet the needs of the employers and employees. Many students who are unprepared for college level work will enter a community college to take developmental courses. Developmental mathematics has been a large barrier to completion and success in community college.
The purpose of this study was to explore the ability of noncognitive traits to predict persistence in completion of a developmental math sequence at a community college. Noncognitive traits were identified from the three components of strategic ...
The Impact Of State Fiscal Effort On Student Achievement Measured By Math Scores From The National Assessment Of Education Progress (Naep), Lorena Leeann Kelly
The Impact Of State Fiscal Effort On Student Achievement Measured By Math Scores From The National Assessment Of Education Progress (Naep), Lorena Leeann Kelly
Educational Foundations & Leadership Theses & Dissertations
The current financial state of our nation, in combination with the pressure to meet state accountability testing and a global call for better prepared twenty first century learners, has produced a situation where all levels of government have to make difficult decisions regarding expenditures. In order to ensure that education receives appropriate funding, research is necessary to show a relationship between spending and student achievement. This study examines the effects of sustained increases and decreases in state fiscal effort on student achievement measured by scores from 4th and 8th grade math NAEP scores over an eighteen year period. A quantitative ...
Effects Of Instructional Technology On The Mathematics Achievement Of Eighth Grade Students, Paul Burkhart
Effects Of Instructional Technology On The Mathematics Achievement Of Eighth Grade Students, Paul Burkhart
OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers
The problem of this study was to determine how Norfolk Middle School Mathematics teachers’ use of instructional technology in their classroom affected student’s success on the 8th grade Standards of Learning (SOL) test.
Mathematics In The Age Of Technology: There Is A Place For Technology In The Mathematics Classroom, Helen Crompton
Mathematics In The Age Of Technology: There Is A Place For Technology In The Mathematics Classroom, Helen Crompton
Teaching & Learning Faculty Publications
In today’s world of ubiquitous computing there are a number of technologies available to K12 educators for teaching and learning mathematics. However, Koehler and Mishra (2008) have described how teaching and learning with such technologies presents a “wicked problem,” as it can involve a number of variables, independent of each other and contextually bound, that need to be brought together. This article highlights the advantages technology offers for mathematics education and looks at some of the reasons behind the poor uptake, such as teacher beliefs and lack of training. A number of solutions are offered to address these issues ...
Exploratory Study Of The Relationship Between State Fiscal Effort And Academic Achievement, Timothy A. Goodale
Exploratory Study Of The Relationship Between State Fiscal Effort And Academic Achievement, Timothy A. Goodale
Teaching & Learning Theses & Dissertations
Prior empirical research has taken many varying approaches to determine if differences in funding significantly impacts student academic achievement. However, much of these studies exhibit weak generalizability due to their limited scope, timeframe and dissimilar achievement measures. To expand upon the already robust literature in education finance this study measures interstate funding disparities via state fiscal effort and determines its impact on several measures of student academic achievement. To control for threats to external validity the research investigates the variables over ten years to determine if the relationships hold over time. Statistical measures employed within the research include bivariate correlation ...
Addressing The Principles For School Mathematics: A Case Study Of Elementary Teachers Pedagogy And Practices In An Urban HighPoverty School, Robert Q. Berry, Linda Bol, Sueanne E. Mckinney
Addressing The Principles For School Mathematics: A Case Study Of Elementary Teachers Pedagogy And Practices In An Urban HighPoverty School, Robert Q. Berry, Linda Bol, Sueanne E. Mckinney
Educational Foundations & Leadership Faculty Publications
The extent to which four novice teachers assigned to an urban highpoverty school implemented the Principles of School Mathematics during their mathematics instruction program was investigated using a case study design. The research team conducted 36 unannounced observations of the participating teachers and utilized a developed assessment to guide their observations. Results indicated that only one teacher was judged proficient for all the principles. The remaining three teachers fell short in the implementation and direction of the principles. Detailed descriptions of the pedagogical practices of the teachers are provided.
The Effectiveness Of One Week Of Remediation For Geometry, Martha L. Hopkins
The Effectiveness Of One Week Of Remediation For Geometry, Martha L. Hopkins
OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers
The purpose of this study was to explore how remediation affects SOL retake scores in geometry. The following hypothesis was developed to guide this study: Students who passed high school geometry, but failed the SOL test, will pass the SOL retest after completing the oneweek Geometry SOL Remediation Recovery Program.
Testing Methods And Pass/Fail Rates In Developmental Mathematics Classes At Southwest Virginia Community College, Charlotte Tiller
Testing Methods And Pass/Fail Rates In Developmental Mathematics Classes At Southwest Virginia Community College, Charlotte Tiller
OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers
To solve this problem the following hypothesis was developed: There is no correlation between examination method and pass/fail rate of students in developmental mathematics at Southwest Virginia Community College.
The Effects Of Applied Technology Instruction On Mathematics And Science Achievement Of Eighth Grade Students, John D. Hammons
The Effects Of Applied Technology Instruction On Mathematics And Science Achievement Of Eighth Grade Students, John D. Hammons
OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers
The problem of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of he Grafton Middle School technology education program's interdisciplinary activities in improving math and science grades of its students.
A Study Of Secondary Mathematics: Reports Impacting Curriculum, Philip B. Nelson
A Study Of Secondary Mathematics: Reports Impacting Curriculum, Philip B. Nelson
OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers
The research goals of this study include: 1. What influence did societal pressures of the time have toward the reports recommended curriculum? 2. What influences did technological developments of the time have toward the reports recommended curriculum? 3. What were or are unique (if any) mechanisms of the time that initiated the perceived need for reform in mathematics education? 4. What influence did changing college entrance requirements of the time have towards the reports recommended curriculum? 5. What curricula was recommended to ensure student study achieved the desired performance in mathematics?
A Study To Determine The Relationships Between A Local School Division's Middle School System's Technology, Science, And Mathematics Course Curricula And The Accommodation Of State And National Goals, Standards Or Objectives, William C. Reed
OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers
The goals of the study were to determine if: A state's learning standards, for this study the Virginia Standards of Learning, acknowledged, accommendations for technology, science, and mathematics curricula at the middle school level as set forth in a published, national level coordination/integration standard; A local school division's curricula, for this study the Virginia Beach City public School's middle school technology, science and mathematics curricula, complied with the established state standards; and The Virginia Beach City Public School's middle school technology, science and mathematics curricula were related, associated, coordinated or integrated in any fashion.
A Study To Determine The Relationship Between Students Who Excel In Mathematics And Students Who Excel In Technology Education, Kevin L. Pace
A Study To Determine The Relationship Between Students Who Excel In Mathematics And Students Who Excel In Technology Education, Kevin L. Pace
OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers
This study was used to gain information about the success of high school students in mathematics and technology. The goals established for this research are: 1. Students who excel in mathematics courses will also excel when studying technology education.
A Study To Determine If Predictive Relationships Exist Between First Month Apprentice Mathematic Failures And Unsuccessful Completion Of The Three Year Norshipco Apprentice Program, Donald Allan Kilmer
A Study To Determine If Predictive Relationships Exist Between First Month Apprentice Mathematic Failures And Unsuccessful Completion Of The Three Year Norshipco Apprentice Program, Donald Allan Kilmer
OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers
The problem of this study was to determine if a correlation exists between first month apprentice mathematic failures and unsuccessful completion of the four months of related instruction in the three year apprentice program.