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Community College Students' Perceptions Of Developmental Mathematics And Influences On Persistence, Sumithra S. Iyer
Community College Students' Perceptions Of Developmental Mathematics And Influences On Persistence, Sumithra S. Iyer
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
The increase in the dropout rates associated with developmental mathematics classes in 1 Texas community college provoked the need for this study. The purpose of this case study was to explore students' reasons for dropping out of developmental mathematics and what might have helped them be successful. Tinto's model of student attrition, which is characterized by students' social and academic integration affecting their retention in the college, provided the conceptual framework for the study. The research questions addressed the students' perceptions of both why they dropped out of developmental mathematics courses and what might have helped them to successfully ...
The Relationship Between Professional Development, Instruction, And Student Achievement In Elementary Mathematics, Linsey Sims
The Relationship Between Professional Development, Instruction, And Student Achievement In Elementary Mathematics, Linsey Sims
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
Many school districts acknowledge professional development (PD) as an approach that can change teaching practices and improve student achievement. Because elementary teachers often struggle to provide instruction for mathematical proficiency, the purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the strength of the relationships among teacher participation in math PD courses, Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (TTESS) implementation scores, and student achievement. The theoretical framework for the study is based on Guskey’s model of teacher change. The research questions pertained to the strength of the relationship between the following pairs of variables: (a) teacher participation in math PD ...
Why Is This First? Understanding And Analyzing Internet Search Results, Chris D. Ham
Why Is This First? Understanding And Analyzing Internet Search Results, Chris D. Ham
Journal of Educational Research and Practice
Primarily due to their convenience, online search engines such as Google and Bing are becoming a central location for obtaining information. As a result, societies give search engines tremendous control over the spread of information to the public. Through a highschoollevel sample lesson plan, the article was written to promote dialogue with teachers on the importance of teaching the intricacies of search engines. The sample lesson plan begins with fundamental knowledge on the functionality of search engines with emphasis on algorithms. With this instruction, students can understand not only search engines, but also their manipulation potential, which leads to ramifications ...
Departmentalization For Mathematics: Is It Beneficial For Teachers, Students, And Teacher Candidates?, Melinda S. Eichhorn, Courtney Lacson
Departmentalization For Mathematics: Is It Beneficial For Teachers, Students, And Teacher Candidates?, Melinda S. Eichhorn, Courtney Lacson
Journal of Educational Research and Practice
Studies have shown that both the departmentalized and selfcontained models of instruction can help students achieve strong mathematics scores on standardized tests, and school administrators must consider their teachers and students when deciding on an instructional model. However, little research has considered the effect of the instructional model on initial license teacher candidates and school–university partnerships. Drawing from a Massachusetts college’s experience with practicum placements for elementary candidates pursing a generalist license (Grades 1–6), implications for teacher preparation programs are explored as more upper elementary classrooms move to a departmentalized model for mathematics.
Teachers' Perceptions About Instructing Underachieving K5 Students On Mathematical Word ProblemSolving, Crystal Yvette Baldwindouglas
Teachers' Perceptions About Instructing Underachieving K5 Students On Mathematical Word ProblemSolving, Crystal Yvette Baldwindouglas
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
The state of Maryland has implemented the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) operations & algebraic thinking and number & operationsfractions with emphasis on students in Grades K5 acquiring the ability to solve word problems for state and curriculum math assessments. However, since the implementation of CCSSM, 30% of elementary students in a Maryland school district have demonstrated underachievement (basic or below basic level) on problemsolving sections of the state and school standardized tests. This qualitative case study, guided by Polya's model of the four phases of mathematical problemsolving, was conducted to address this problem. The research questions addressed teachers ...
Teacher Beliefs About Providing Instruction For Gifted Students In Inclusive Mathematics Classrooms, Carrie Lynn Kizuka
Teacher Beliefs About Providing Instruction For Gifted Students In Inclusive Mathematics Classrooms, Carrie Lynn Kizuka
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
Kindergarten  Grade 12 (K12) students identified as gifted in mathematics in the United States are not being appropriately challenged. Teachers are the most important schoolrelated factor that contributes to student success; however, researchers have not explored the experiences of teachers who work with gifted students in inclusive mathematics classrooms. The purpose of this qualitative, transcendental phenomenological study was to explore the lived experiences of K12 teachers who provide instruction for gifted students in inclusive mathematics classrooms. Bandura's social cognitive theory framed the study. Interview data were collected from 12 teachers who provide mathematics instruction for gifted students in inclusive ...
Teachers' Perceptions Of The Sustainability Of Mathematics And Science Partnership Professional Development, Robert Harold Alt
Teachers' Perceptions Of The Sustainability Of Mathematics And Science Partnership Professional Development, Robert Harold Alt
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
The sustainability of improved pedagogy gained through professional development (PD) of mathematics teachers has undergone little empirical study. In a midsized urban school district in the Northeastern United States, all high school mathematics teachers attended a 3year mandatory PD program. Although an external evaluator studied this program immediately after completion, there had been no longitudinal study of the perceptions of its participants regarding the sustained benefits of the program. This qualitative study offered a followup study of the participants in the Math and Science Partnership (MSP) PD program to provide insight to administrators regarding the sustainability of benefits gained through ...
A Qualitative Study Of Instructional Practices For English Learners In Elementary Mathematics, Katie Corinne Baum
A Qualitative Study Of Instructional Practices For English Learners In Elementary Mathematics, Katie Corinne Baum
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
It is important for elementary teachers to provide quality mathematics instruction for English Learner (EL) students to close achievement gaps. Elementary mathematics teachers in the Keystone School District were struggling to implement instructional practices for EL students in mathematics as evidenced by communications with teachers, administrators, and documents from the staterequired action plan. The purpose of this study was to explore the instructional practices and the challenges encountered by teachers related to providing mathematics instruction for ELs. The Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol Model served as the conceptual framework. The research questions focused on the instructional practices that teachers were implementing ...
EighthGrade Teachers' And Students' Experiences With Ipads In Math Inclusion Classes, Sitembiso Maduma Ncube
EighthGrade Teachers' And Students' Experiences With Ipads In Math Inclusion Classes, Sitembiso Maduma Ncube
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
Although educators have embraced technology in mathematics inclusion classrooms, students with math learning disabilities (MLD) still have anxiety and negative attitudes about mathematics and score lower than their counterparts. The purpose of this qualitative single case study was to investigate and describe the experiences of middle school 8th grade inclusion iPad math app users. The technological pedagogical content knowledge model, the universal design for learning model, and the experiential learning theory provided the conceptual framework of technology integration. The research questions addressed the experiences of middle school inclusion teachers and students with MLD regarding iPad use in a Common Core ...
Perceptions Of Faculty Using Mymathlab In Traditional, InSeat Math Classes, Kathleen Gromilovitz
Perceptions Of Faculty Using Mymathlab In Traditional, InSeat Math Classes, Kathleen Gromilovitz
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
MyMathLab, an online interactive and educational system by Pearson Publisher, was implemented in 2 lowerlevel, traditional inseat algebra courses to provide supplemental, instructional support to students in the fall of 2015 at the college under study. After the first year of use, no significant change in student success was reported, although more students passed intermediate algebra without first taking elementary algebra. The problem addressed in this study was that student results suggested there might be benefits to using MyMathLab that should be investigated. Knowles' theory of andragogy was used in this qualitative case study to gather perceptions of 7 20162017 ...
Descriptions Of Differentiated Instruction In Mathematics In A Title 1 School District, Sheril BulleySimpson
Descriptions Of Differentiated Instruction In Mathematics In A Title 1 School District, Sheril BulleySimpson
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
In an urban Title 1 school district, the average number of Grade 35 students who scored proficient or advanced on the state standardized assessment was 37.3% below Grade 35 students countywide and 19.4% below Grade 35 students statewide. Low mathematics scores may indicate a gap in practice that affects student achievement. The purpose of this descriptive case study was to examine teachers' descriptions of instructional strategies implemented to mediate instruction for students who struggle in mathematics. This study was based on the conceptual framework of Tomlinson's differentiated instruction (DI), a means of accommodating the varied ways that ...
Teacher Perceptions Of Professional Learning Communities' Impact On Math Critical Thinking Pedagogy, Elizabeth Ann Daly
Teacher Perceptions Of Professional Learning Communities' Impact On Math Critical Thinking Pedagogy, Elizabeth Ann Daly
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
U.S. educational leaders struggle with declining mathematics achievement among students as compared to other countries. The problem for this study was low standardized mathematics scores in one district in a major city in the Southwestern United States. The purpose of this sequential explanatory mixed method project study was to analyze the effectiveness of professional learning communities (PLCs) on the mathematics critical thinking pedagogy among teachers in 2 elementary schools. The conceptual framework focused on work by Olivier, Hipp, Huffman, and Hord on the efficacy of PLCs for improving teacher pedagogy. Research questions addressed in this study were designed to ...
Elementary Teachers' Affective Relationship With Mathematics And Its Influence On Mathematics Instruction, Kelly Kreitzer Sutton
Elementary Teachers' Affective Relationship With Mathematics And Its Influence On Mathematics Instruction, Kelly Kreitzer Sutton
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
In a South Carolina school district, approximately 45% of 3rd5th grade students performed poorly on the state mathematics test. K5 teachers attended district training to improve mathematics instruction and content mastery, but the training omitted teachers' affective domain in teaching. Teachers' affective relationships with mathematics (ARM) affects content delivery, instructional decisions, and teachers' confidence levels and motivation. The purpose of this sequential mixed methods study was to investigate whether teachers' years of experience, grade levels taught, or past mathematics experiences influenced K5 teachers' ARM, as measured by the ARM survey, and to explore teachers' perceptions of their ARM in instruction ...
Assessment For Feedback And Achievement Growth For Middle School Math Students, Katie Jo Pemberton
Assessment For Feedback And Achievement Growth For Middle School Math Students, Katie Jo Pemberton
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
Inconsistent math assessment practices do not accurately represent and communicate student mathematics achievement. Because of inconsistencies in assessment practices, local middle school mathematics teachers in an urban school district in the northwestern United States piloted the use of multiple formative assessments. The purpose of this study was to compare mathematics achievement, growth, and course percentage grades for students who have multiple formative assessment attempts compared to students who are not provided multiple assessment attempts. Theoretical foundations originated from Black and Wiliam, supporting the use of formative assessment for a positive impact on student learning. A quantitative, ex post facto quasiexperimental ...
A Qualitative Case Study Of Mathematics Teachers' Formative Assessment Feedback, Ryan Rathje
A Qualitative Case Study Of Mathematics Teachers' Formative Assessment Feedback, Ryan Rathje
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
Formative assessment is supported by research as a process to enhance student learning. A vital aspect in the process is the role of feedback which, based on its use, can support or hinder student learning. The problem addressed in this study was based on the concern of a high school administrator that teachers in the school were not using formative feedback in a manner that supported student learning. The purpose of this instrumental qualitative case study was to explore and understand the assessment and feedback practices of mathematics teachers in a private high school setting. The conceptual framework for this ...
Relationships Of Gender On Mathematics Achievement In High Achieving MilitaryConnected Children, Randi Kay Rose Dalton
Relationships Of Gender On Mathematics Achievement In High Achieving MilitaryConnected Children, Randi Kay Rose Dalton
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
The purpose of this quantitative correlational study was to describe the relationship between gender and grade level to mathematics achievement for high achieving militaryconnected students in Grades 3 through 9 who attended American public schools between 2012 and 2016. The theoretical framework was based on Sax's research on gender differences in learning. The research questions were: if there was a statistically significant difference between the percentage of militaryconnected students scoring in the top 2 quartiles (at or above the national average) for normal curve equivalent (NCE) mathematics scores on the Terra Nova Third Edition (TNTE) using gender as a ...
A Study Of FourthGrade Students' Perceptions On Homework Environment And Academic Motivation In Mathematics, Stefanie Harmon
A Study Of FourthGrade Students' Perceptions On Homework Environment And Academic Motivation In Mathematics, Stefanie Harmon
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
The problem at an elementary school is teachers' lack of knowledge and information on the perceptions and motivation of students to complete independent mathematics homework. The purpose of this study was to identify students' perceptions regarding their homework environment and academic motivation in mathematics. The study's conceptual framework, attribution theory, supported the examination of drivers of motivation for participants related to homework completion. Guiding research questions, supported by Keller's ARCS model, focused on the identification of students' perceptions of homework attention, relevance, curiosity, satisfaction, and their preferred homework environment. This qualitative research study obtained data from semistructured interviews ...
Students' Mathematics SelfEfficacy, Anxiety, And Course Level At A Community College, Scott Reiner Spaniol
Students' Mathematics SelfEfficacy, Anxiety, And Course Level At A Community College, Scott Reiner Spaniol
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
Research suggests that student success in mathematics is positively correlated to math selfefficacy and negatively correlated to math anxiety. At a Hispanic serving community college in the Midwest, developmental math students had a lower pass rate than did collegelevel math students, but the role of math selfefficacy and math anxiety on these students' learning was unknown. This causal comparative, correlational study, guided by social cognitive theory and math anxiety research, hypothesized that students in developmental math would have lower levels of math selfefficacy and higher levels of math anxiety, and that significant correlations would exist between course level, selfefficacy, and ...
Predictors Of U.S. Teachers' Use Of Metacognition In Mathematics Instruction, Regina Lewis
Predictors Of U.S. Teachers' Use Of Metacognition In Mathematics Instruction, Regina Lewis
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
American schools have been struggling with improving achievement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics for decades. For the last four decades, the overall mathematics performance of 17 yearolds on the National Assessment of Educational Progress has not shown any significant improvement. Mathematics teachers can use metacognitive techniques to make immediate adjustments in instruction that may assist students in becoming more skillful problem solvers. The purpose of this study was to provide new knowledge about the potential predictors of mathematics teachers' use of the six subfactors of the Metacognitive Awareness Inventory for Teachers. The inventory was administered to 120 K12 grade ...
How Social Presence On Twitter Impacts Student Engagement And Learning In A Grade 8 Mathematics Classroom, Shelly Vohra
How Social Presence On Twitter Impacts Student Engagement And Learning In A Grade 8 Mathematics Classroom, Shelly Vohra
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
Social media for personal use has evolved rapidly among adolescents, changing the way they communicate with each other. However, little research has been conducted about how teachers use social media in the classroom to improve student learning. The purpose of this qualitative study was to describe how social presence on Twitter impacts student engagement and learning when a mathematics teacher integrates this social media tool into an instructional unit. The conceptual framework was based on social presence theory developed by Short, Williams, and Christie. This qualitative study used a single case study design. Participants included 6 students and 1 classroom ...
The Use Of The Problem Solving Method In A Middle School Mathematics Response To Intervention Program, Robbi Nikkole Brown
The Use Of The Problem Solving Method In A Middle School Mathematics Response To Intervention Program, Robbi Nikkole Brown
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
Response to Intervention (RTI) has primarily been used as an early intervention in the elementary grades to improve the reading of all students; however, in recent years, mathematics has been added to the program and this addition has not been systematically evaluated. Guided by Deno's problemsolving model, the purpose of this qualitative case study was to gain insight on how middle school mathematics teachers use the problemsolving process to design interventions for struggling students and to understand the strategies they used to implement the plan. The research questions addressed how the problemsolving method is used when creating and implementing ...
Teachers' Perceptions Of African American Middle School Girls' Interest In Mathematics And Science, Bonnie Marie Best
Teachers' Perceptions Of African American Middle School Girls' Interest In Mathematics And Science, Bonnie Marie Best
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
Research into African American female underrepresentation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields has become an area of interest due to the fact that a majority of African American middle school females do not possess the high levels of mathematics and science knowledge because of social and cultural barriers both inside and outside school that challenge their academic success. The purpose of this qualitative interpretative phenomenological study was to explore teachers' shared, lived experiences of teaching mathematics and science to African American middle school girls. Delgado and Stefancic's critical race theory, PrattClarke's critical race feminism, and BakerMiller ...
Understanding The Relationships Among Students' Goal Orientations, SelfEfficacy, Anxiety, And Accelerated Academic Success In The Redesign Of Developmental Mathematics, Kelly Ann Hogan
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
The low success rates of increasing numbers of underprepared students taking developmental mathematics classes 'often minority and economically disadvantaged' are challenging community colleges across the United States. These students, who must start in the lowest levels of precollege mathematics courses, are unlikely to pass the first course and earn a credential. Using a mastery goal orientation theoretical framework, a quantitative, survey research design was used to ascertain any correlations between students' goal orientations, selfefficacy, test anxiety, and success in a new model of learning. Survey data were used to answer 3 research questions: (a) the relationship between success and students ...
A Quantitative QuasiExperimental Study Of An Online High School Mathematics Remediation Program, Terry Meehan
A Quantitative QuasiExperimental Study Of An Online High School Mathematics Remediation Program, Terry Meehan
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
The local problem that drove this study is that a high school in an upper middle class suburban city in Pennsylvania wants to improve its student scores on its endofcourse Algebra 1 Keystone Exam. The purpose of this study was to conduct a quantitative, quasiexperimental assessment of an online high school mathematics remediation program to determine if the remediation program was successful in its endeavor to remediate students. This research study, informed by the selfefficacy and the behaviorist learning theories, attempted to determine whether students who (a) scored below proficient on the May algebra exam and were placed in the ...
Impact Of Music Education On Mathematics Achievement Scores Among Middle School Students, Curt Glendale Willis
Impact Of Music Education On Mathematics Achievement Scores Among Middle School Students, Curt Glendale Willis
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
Music education has been shown to be related to a variety of positive outcomes, including student achievement in math. This study was conducted to explore the relationship between music education and student achievement in math. The framework for the study was Miendlarzweska and Trost's model of musical instrument training. A deidentified archival data set consisting of middle school students' (N = 116) total math scores on the Iowa Assessments was used to determine the impact of music education on students' math achievement, while controlling for students' sex and socioeconomic status. Changes in student achievement were measured by calculating math scores ...
Rural High School Mathematics Instructional Practices And Students' Academic College Readiness, Luajean Erna Bryan
Rural High School Mathematics Instructional Practices And Students' Academic College Readiness, Luajean Erna Bryan
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
Rural high school graduates in the United States lag behind in college math preparedness, therefore prompting researchers to identify instructional practices that would advance student math performance. This quantitative research study investigated specific teacher practices and their correlation with student gains in college math preparedness on the American College Test (ACT). Data were collected using a teacher questionnaire to quantify the level of reform practices among a sample of six math teachers and used ACT pre and posttests to assess 312 11th grade students' gains in college math readiness in a public rural high school in Southeast Tennessee. Correlation analysis ...
Teachers' Perceptions Of Manipulatives During Middle School Math Instruction, Angela L. Vizzi
Teachers' Perceptions Of Manipulatives During Middle School Math Instruction, Angela L. Vizzi
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
In a Colorado school district, school personnel and parents were concerned that middle school math proficiency levels were low for 20112014 and math teachers were not using manipulatives in their classes to increase math performance. The district's math coordinator did not foresee providing specific professional development (PD) for math manipulative use to address these concerns. Without this PD, math teachers may be illquipped to teach math concepts when using manipulatives, which, in turn, could lead to further poor math performance. The purpose of this qualitative bounded collective case study was to explore middle school teachers' perceptions of PD and ...
Student Perceptions Of Flipped Learning In A High School Math Classroom, Daniel Strohmyer
Student Perceptions Of Flipped Learning In A High School Math Classroom, Daniel Strohmyer
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
Flipped classrooms are implemented in more schools each year, particularly in courses requiring increased teacher guidance for mastery. While a foundation of research related to pedagogy and academic outcomes exists, research is limited surrounding student perceptions of the social and learning culture during flipped learning. The purpose of this study was to explore high school math students' lived experiences of flipped learning related to content and instruction, critical thinking, and collaboration and interactions. A phenomenological design was employed using a conceptual framework combining cognitive load theory, sociocultural learning theory, and schema theory. Students from two public high schools in the ...
Gender Differences, Learning Styles, And Participation In Higher Mathematics, Hilary Elizabeth Seifert
Gender Differences, Learning Styles, And Participation In Higher Mathematics, Hilary Elizabeth Seifert
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
Students' lack of participation in higherlevel mathematics courses is a pressing concern. In a small rural district in Alaska, many high school students elect to opt out of taking higherlevel mathematics once the minimum requirement is reached. According to Bandura's selfefficacy construct, a learners' motivation is influenced by their selfbeliefs and affect towards learning. Moreover, research on student learning experiences in mathematics suggests a gender difference, with girls preferring that less abstract conceptual knowledge be taught through handson activities. As mathematics instruction is traditionally taught through lecture and demonstration, both of which are preferences of the assimilator learning style ...
Predicting Mathematics Teachers' Acceptance Of Reflective Blogging To Improve Instruction, Diana Sue Fesmire
Predicting Mathematics Teachers' Acceptance Of Reflective Blogging To Improve Instruction, Diana Sue Fesmire
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
An internal district audit identified that a rural, socioeconomically disadvantaged Southwestern school district has a lack of congruent and consistent implementation of the Common Core State Standards in mathematics. Innovative and costsaving avenues for professional development (PD), such as reflective blogging, foster teacher learning to reconcile the enacted curriculum with the intended curriculum. This correlational study investigated the predictive power of technology acceptance and motivation constructs on reflective mathematics teachers' social media use intention and participation in informal, virtual Communities of Practice (vCoP). The framework that guided this study is the unified acceptance and use of technology and selfdetermination theory ...