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The Purposeful Position Of Phet Simulations In A 5e Model: A Rationale For Phet Integration In The Explore (Introduction), Explain (Core Instruction) And Elaborate (Assessment) Phases Of Nys Chemistry Units, Zackary D. Waild
Education and Human Development Master's Theses
Often, students become disengaged and unmotivated by chemistry and struggle with the content. Due to the abstract nature of chemistry, students already struggle to visualize what is happening and, combined with the relatively high levels of disengagement, student learning is lacking. Simulations can help students and teachers alike overcome these issues in learning chemistry by providing actual visualizations of the chemistry phenomena for students to see. Simulations can also help students create connections between the chemistry content and its associated realworld phenomena, a link that can be difficult or even impossible for students to make. This compilation and guide of ...
Decreasing Math Anxiety Through Teaching Quadratic Equations, Kaitlyn Kaufman
Decreasing Math Anxiety Through Teaching Quadratic Equations, Kaitlyn Kaufman
Education and Human Development Master's Theses
Math anxiety is known as having a feeling of fear that interferes with math performance. Many students today suffer from math anxiety as they push through each developmental stage in their schooling. A majority of students develop math anxiety through traditional classroom methods, such as drill and practice, assessments, memorizing, and textbooks. According to research, teachers can help decrease math anxiety in students by incorporating specific teaching styles, methods, and strategies, related to decrease math anxiety, into lessons. These teaching styles, methods, and strategies include, but not limited to, constructivist teaching, concretetorepresentationtoabstract model, studentcentered learning, and interactive lessons. Based on ...
A Financial Literacy Curriculum Project On Linear Functions In Algebra I Aligned With New York State Common Core State Standards, Michael T. Hughson Jr
A Financial Literacy Curriculum Project On Linear Functions In Algebra I Aligned With New York State Common Core State Standards, Michael T. Hughson Jr
Education and Human Development Master's Theses
There is a lack of financial literacy curriculum available for teachers to support students learning of mathematical skills that are needed in real life. Financial literacy curricula can support students learning real life skills needed before independent living situations in college or career. Direct mathematical modelling and application can support students comprehension of the relationship between financial literacy and algebra. This curriculum highlights the ideology of the need to know drives learning and aligns real world financial literacy problems to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) algebra standards.
Adapted Primary Literature (Apl): An Effective Authentic Text Option For The Science Classroom, Lauren C. Thresh
Adapted Primary Literature (Apl): An Effective Authentic Text Option For The Science Classroom, Lauren C. Thresh
Education and Human Development Master's Theses
The intention of this literature review is to advocate for the incorporation of Adapted Primary Literature (APL) into secondary science classroom instruction in order to aid such science curriculum in achieving balanced authenticity. APL is a valuable instructional text option due to its novel design, an optimal compromise between authenticity and accessibility. APL is a superior reflection of authentic science as it is for professionals of science and in representation of the nature of science (NOS) than Secondary Literature (SL) and textbooks, the dominating scientific text genres of most secondary science classroom instruction. Yet, APL is more accessible in text ...
Modification Of Linguistic Instructional Strategies For Application In Chemistry: Progressing Beyond Scientific Literacy To Chemical Fluency, Genevieve Marie Criss
Modification Of Linguistic Instructional Strategies For Application In Chemistry: Progressing Beyond Scientific Literacy To Chemical Fluency, Genevieve Marie Criss
Education and Human Development Master's Theses
This thesis project presents multiple instructional supports, designed from modifications of bilingual and linguistic educational methods, to promote the development of chemical fluency in chemistry language learners. These chemical languagefocused supports will be presented in the form of six language modules, which feature specifically tailored linguistic strategies and specialized resources. Each module is specifically designed to support and align with the chemical language needs in the first six units of a typical Regents Chemistry classroom in New York state. Linguistic strategies for use in these modules include: 1) translation supports as used in bilingual education, with particular reference to codeswitching ...
Rearranging Algebraic Equations Using Electrical Circuit Applications: A Unit Plan Aligned To The New York State Common Core Learning Standards, Susan L. Sommers
Rearranging Algebraic Equations Using Electrical Circuit Applications: A Unit Plan Aligned To The New York State Common Core Learning Standards, Susan L. Sommers
Education and Human Development Master's Theses
As a response to both the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and a recent approval of a change by the New York State Board of Regents to allow multiple pathways for graduation, this curriculum project, which will be referred to as a unit plan throughout the paper, was designed to meet the need for more units of study that apply mathematical modeling in algebra to real world situations that allow students to explore applications of mathematics in careers. The unit plan on rearranging algebraic equations using electrical circuit applications is aligned to the New York State Common ...
Gifted Students In Mathematics: A Problem Solving Approach To Enrichment, Caylin Depuy
Gifted Students In Mathematics: A Problem Solving Approach To Enrichment, Caylin Depuy
Education and Human Development Master's Theses
In the United States mathematically gifted students frequently go unnoticed and most often receive the same education as their atlevel peers (Ysseldyke, Tardrew, Betts, Thill, Hannigan, 2004). There is very limited funding available for gifted students and the identification and classification varies by state, often being decided by school district (National Association, 2014). Gifted American students are exposed to less challenging problems than those in other countries and, as a result, are falling behind in academic performance (Ross, 1993). This curriculum is designed to supplement the existing Geometry curriculum by offering eight unique, challenging problems that can be used for ...
An Algebra Unit On Quadratics For Teachers With Students With Ebd, Christopher Williams
An Algebra Unit On Quadratics For Teachers With Students With Ebd, Christopher Williams
Education and Human Development Master's Theses
The number of students identified as having an emotional and behavioral disorder (EBD) are increasing rapidly and still underreported. These students often have significant behavioral, social and academic deficits that pose challenges within and outside the school setting and are among some of the most difficult students to teach with the bleakest postschool success or employment rates. Research reveals several effective procedures for conducting interventions to increase performance, participation and engagement and in lowering the number of inappropriate behavior occurrences within the classroom. Based on these findings, an algebra unit plan on quadratics has been developed to assist and direct ...
Improving Chemistry Instruction Via The 5E Learning Model: Inventing, Adapting And Incorporating The First “E", Cecilia M. Christopher
Improving Chemistry Instruction Via The 5E Learning Model: Inventing, Adapting And Incorporating The First “E", Cecilia M. Christopher
Education and Human Development Master's Theses
The following is a compilation of engage activities will prove useful to science teachers. Students always ask “can you blow something up?” While a valid plan, there has to be some planning by the teacher. This compilation will provide teachers a resource to engage students through a variety of modes to increase student engagement and learning.
Students in any classroom have an innate ability to “zone out.” With an engage activity at the beginning of a new concept causes students to wonder, ask questions, observe and obtain motivation to learn. The “wow” factor and time to wonder helps engage student ...
A Math 8 Unit In Scientific Notation Aligned To The New York State Common Core And Learning Standards, Jessica K. Griffin
A Math 8 Unit In Scientific Notation Aligned To The New York State Common Core And Learning Standards, Jessica K. Griffin
Education and Human Development Master's Theses
In response to the implementation of new Common Core State Standards (CCSS), this curriculum project was designed to help teachers in the transition to the new standards. The curriculum project will be referred to as a unit plan throughout the paper. The unit plan on Scientific Notation, for the eighth grade mathematics curriculum, is aligned to the New York State Common Core and Learning Standards for Mathematics (NYSCCLSM). The unit plan addresses mathematical modeling, Mathematical Practice Standard 4. The unit plan may provide a way in which teachers can work towards the Common Core State Standards Initiative’s goal to ...
EvidenceBased Practices For Teaching Mathematics To Students With Disabilities, Daniel M. Figliole
EvidenceBased Practices For Teaching Mathematics To Students With Disabilities, Daniel M. Figliole
Education and Human Development Master's Theses
This research study examines the effectiveness of three evidencebased strategies on students with disabilities. The participants include five students in a selfcontained special education classroom. Depending on ability levels, the participants were exposed to one or more of the evidencebased strategies which included; selfregulation, concreterepresentationalabstract, and copy, cover, compare. The research study found that students need a considerable amount of instruction and assistance for using the selfregulation strategy and its corresponding checklist. However, the concreterepresentationalabstract strategy as well as the copy, cover, compare strategy proved to be beneficial in helping students to efficiently count coin money to a designated amount ...
Decreasing Math Anxiety Through A Quadratics Unit, Lee C. Hooker
Decreasing Math Anxiety Through A Quadratics Unit, Lee C. Hooker
Education and Human Development Master's Theses
Anxiety related to the learning of mathematics is referred to as math anxiety and has been shown to have a negative influence on student performance. Research reveals that math anxiety is something that can be unlearned and informs about the potential causes and treatments of math anxiety in the mathematics classroom. A majority of math anxiety experienced by students has been caused by teachers’ repetitious teaching styles. Research presents various teaching strategies that have helped teachers when working with students who have math anxiety. These strategies include writing, class discussions, cooperative groups, kinesthetic activities, use of manipulatives, and various, frequent ...
Geometry Curriculum For High School Students During A Summer School Program, Kyle E. Kucsmas
Geometry Curriculum For High School Students During A Summer School Program, Kyle E. Kucsmas
Education and Human Development Master's Theses
This geometry curriculum project was designed to be used during a high school summer school credit recovery program. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), New York State (NYS) Learning Standards for Mathematics, Science, and Technology (MST), and the most recent addition of the Common Core Learning Standards (CCSL) harbor the foundations for each lesson. The curriculum presented will provide teachers with a condensed standards based instrument that can be utilized during a twentytwo day summer school geometry program which contains mathematical content, appropriate rigor, and opportunities for student growth. The curriculum is engaging, obtainable, cyclical, and diverse enough ...
Mathematics Curriculum Revised To Align To Common Core State Standards, Ashley Redino
Mathematics Curriculum Revised To Align To Common Core State Standards, Ashley Redino
Education and Human Development Master's Theses
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are the first set of national standards issued in the United States. Currently, all states are in the transition from implementing individual state standards to CCSS in ELA and mathematics. As the CCSS are being introduced and implemented into classrooms, educators are struggling to update or modify their current unit, based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Standards, to align with the new national standards. This research provides an explanation of the changes that will occur due to the CCSS in a seventh grade probability and statistics unit. An updated unit ...
Females In Mathematics: Creating An Environment That Aims To Lessen Anxiety And Promote Participation, Susan Rose Smalter
Females In Mathematics: Creating An Environment That Aims To Lessen Anxiety And Promote Participation, Susan Rose Smalter
Education and Human Development Master's Theses
Selfworth theory of achievement motivation asserts that in a situation where poor performance is expected to show shortcomings in aptitude, students will withdraw in order to avoid the possibility of damaging their selfworth. It is in these settings where female students’ selfperception impacts their ability to participate and learn. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that we create classrooms, particularly within the mathematics and science arenas, where female students do not feel inferior to their male counterparts nor feel uncomfortable expressing their ideas – a place where they can respond and learn without consequence or damage to selfesteem. Quite simply, the ...
Technology : The Positive And Negative Effects On Student Achievement, Jennifer Lyn Flanagan
Technology : The Positive And Negative Effects On Student Achievement, Jennifer Lyn Flanagan
Education and Human Development Master's Theses
Technology is the technical means people use to improve their surroundings. People use technology to improve their ability to do work. Classrooms around the world have implemented many forms of technology to enhance student interest and achievement. One form of technology that is common to math classrooms is the graphing calculator. One eighth grade math class of nineteen students from an urban middle school was taught a unit on Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing. The unit was implemented with and without the use of the graphing calculator. Students were first introduced to the unit through the use of pencils ...
Deepening Teacher Understanding Of Fundamental Concepts In Mathematics, Meghan Carr
Deepening Teacher Understanding Of Fundamental Concepts In Mathematics, Meghan Carr
Education and Human Development Master's Theses
A growing concern among educators is not just what instructional method to utilize but the actual depth of fundamental mathematical knowledge in today’s educational work force. This project does not ask if discovery is needed or if this is a concern, but declares that the problem of a conceptual understanding deficit exists. The research project, through the development of a professional workshop, addresses both the recognition and improvement of the mathematical content knowledge of teachers. It observes professional development opportunities that focus on fundamental mathematical concepts, deepened understanding, and improved instructional methods. Throughout the project “deep understanding of fundamental ...
Making Percents Make Sense, Melissa Leigh Abbott
Making Percents Make Sense, Melissa Leigh Abbott
Education and Human Development Master's Theses
Since our culture relies upon technology, calculators, cash registers, and other devices, to complete math calculations, the conceptual idea of figuring out percentages has been devalued. In a sense, technology has allowed our culture to disengage common mathematical knowledge without any major concerns. The usefulness of mathematics skills is often questioned by students who believe they only need basic math procedures such as simple addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division in their daily lives. Educators bear the added challenge of not only teaching these concepts and their significance in daily application but in assisting students to understand the importance of doing ...
Homogeneous Versus Heterogeneous Grouping And Differentiation, Kristin Duschen
Homogeneous Versus Heterogeneous Grouping And Differentiation, Kristin Duschen
Education and Human Development Master's Theses
The common thread that binds the many given educational policies and pedagogy employed across the country and around the globe, is the role of the classroom teacher. As more school communities move towards inclusive classroom settings, grouping students within these settings will take a larger role and potentially cause greater side effects. This research project examines the question of grouping students based on academic ability and which method, homogeneous, grouping similar academic levels together or heterogeneous, grouping different academic levels together, is more effective. The study specifically investigates tracking, its current practice, development, and consequences to assess the implications, positive ...
A Technologically Enriched Geometry Curriculum, Nicholas W. Drollette
A Technologically Enriched Geometry Curriculum, Nicholas W. Drollette
Education and Human Development Master's Theses
Mathematics education cannot be viewed as a static science. As times change and students' experiences are altered by their constantly evolving environments, educators of all disciplines must make adjustments that reflect these changes. Careful development of technologically enriched and visually stimulating lessons is essential to the success of mathematics education. In order to gain greater understanding of the power of partnering technology and geometry curriculum, this research project asks two main questions: how the use of technology affects student motivation and engagement in a geometry class and how a technologically enriched geometry curriculum can be created and implemented. The researcher ...
Identifying False Intuitions In Probability And Laying A Foundation For Teaching It, Gregory G. Schwind
Identifying False Intuitions In Probability And Laying A Foundation For Teaching It, Gregory G. Schwind
Education and Human Development Master's Theses
Intuition is something we rely on in our daily lives as pure, untaught truths that guide and direct us. Simple statements like “the shortest distance between two points is a straight line” are common and selfexplanatory. While this simple statement can be proved mathematically, it is instinctive to easily understand this notion and accept its entrance into one's cognitive intuition. However, there are other parts of mathematics that are not intuitive and require thought and proofs to explain their existence. The question then is: how does the mind distinguish between what is intuitive and what is in need of ...
InteractiveEngagement, Conceptual Change, And SelfEfficacy In A Direct Current Unit In A Secondary Physics Course, Daniel M. Hosey
InteractiveEngagement, Conceptual Change, And SelfEfficacy In A Direct Current Unit In A Secondary Physics Course, Daniel M. Hosey
Education and Human Development Master's Theses
The interactiveengagement techniques of Peer Instruction and context rich problems were implemented in a secondary physics classroom. The study took place during a threeweek direct current unit. The relationships between interactiveengagement, selfefficacy, and conceptual understanding are discussed. The role of gender is also considered. Student perspectives on Peer Instruction and context rich problems are reported and recommendations for implementing these teaching strategies are made.
The Use Of Vocabulary In The Mathematics Classroom, Elizabeth A. Worthington
The Use Of Vocabulary In The Mathematics Classroom, Elizabeth A. Worthington
Education and Human Development Master's Theses
The purpose of this thesis is to investigate whether becoming mathematically literate, through the use of vocabulary development strategies will increase students success in completing mathematical word problems. It begins with a Literature Review which finds that the use of vocabulary in the mathematics classroom can help students gain a stronger reading comprehension, which in turn helps them to become better mathematicians. In chapter three is a Unit Plan on Logic for Math 10 and Math AB, and includes teacher lesson plan and many student worksheets. Chapter Four reviews the results, with an overview, summary of the Unit Plan, test ...
Reducing Gender Stereotypes In Mathematics, Mark W. Frenzel
Reducing Gender Stereotypes In Mathematics, Mark W. Frenzel
Education and Human Development Master's Theses
Research into academic gaps between male and female students in math and science areas show male students outperform females. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of gender stereotypes as they relate to male and female academic achievement levels in mathematics and science. The twofold objectives for the project include: determining how gender biases and stereotypes affect female performance in the class setting and on standardized testing; implementing strategies that increase female academic achievement in typically male dominated subject areas. This thesis project examines the trends for male and female success rates on standardized and teacher generated ...
Using Music To Improve Learning In Mathematics, Marie Duplessy Civil
Using Music To Improve Learning In Mathematics, Marie Duplessy Civil
Education and Human Development Master's Theses
Today’s economic constraints mean tighter budgets and lowered staffing which in turn causes school districts to make difficult choices pertaining to arts programs. Utilizing music in an academic core curriculum has been argued as not only an opportunity that allows arts integration in the classroom but has revealed a direct correlation to increased student interest and academic success. The purpose of this study explores whether music can be used in a firstgrade classroom to help students understand, enjoy, remember and apply certain mathematical concepts. The literature review section of this project examines research studies conducted in classrooms that highlight ...