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Gender Differences In Mathematics Achievement And Confidence In The Learning Of Mathematics In Grades Eight And Nine Of A Montana Community, Darcie Hilton Apr 1992

Gender Differences In Mathematics Achievement And Confidence In The Learning Of Mathematics In Grades Eight And Nine Of A Montana Community, Darcie Hilton

Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduate Theses

This thesis reviews past research on gender differences in mathematics achievement and attitudes toward mathematics. The review is divided into three categories: gender differences that have been found in mathematics, possible causes of those gender differences, and ways to eliminate the gender differences. A small community in Montana was tested for gender differences in mathematics achievement and confidence in the learning of mathematics. The subjects consisted of 55 females and 56 males in grades eight and nine. The subjects’ scores on the Fennema-Sherman Confidence in the Learning of Mathematics Scale and the CTBS Mathematics Achievement Test were compared to each ...


Oral Presentation Of Literature K-8: Values And Practices, Karie Shelton Apr 1992

Oral Presentation Of Literature K-8: Values And Practices, Karie Shelton

Education Undergraduate Theses

I first became aware of the benefits of reading aloud to students as a teacher’s aide in a high school resource room. There, on numerous occasions, I was amazed by the positive effects of oral presentation of literature. As students were introduced to the veritable treasure-store of human experience waiting to be discovered in literature, I saw reluctant readers once again find motivation to read. I saw minds and lives of those unable to read fluently for themselves enriched by what was read to them. I often saw moments of shared literary experience contribute to a sense of camaraderie ...