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Suggested Types Of Manipulatives To Aid In Teaching Geometry To Various Age Groups Of Students, Tessa Berg Apr 2015

Suggested Types Of Manipulatives To Aid In Teaching Geometry To Various Age Groups Of Students, Tessa Berg

Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduate Theses

Geometry is a complex and visual discipline. Because geometry includes abstract concepts, geometry teachers often use manipulatives to make concepts visible and tangible. In this thesis, the question is proposed: which types of manipulatives are most beneficial to which age groups based on student achievement, student engagement and the Common Core State Standards. This thesis analyzes the existing research about the use of different types of manipulatives with different age groups. The research was separated into age group brackets, kindergarten through second grade, third grade through fifth grade, sixth grade through eighth grade, and ninth grade through twelfth grade. The ...


Gender Differences In Science Education: How Gender Has Impacted The Face Of Science In The United States, Katie O'Leary Apr 2015

Gender Differences In Science Education: How Gender Has Impacted The Face Of Science In The United States, Katie O'Leary

Education Undergraduate Theses

Historically, there existed a large achievement gap between male and female students in STEM fields in the United States. While this gap has drastically decreased, there are still areas of inequity. Recent data show that males and females now perform equally well on measures of scientific aptitude through twelfth grade and are equally likely to receive bachelor’s degrees. However, men are still more likely to receive bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields, as well as higher degrees in STEM fields. Men are also more likely to have STEM careers. This inequity appears to be influenced by a wide variety ...