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Breaking The Math Barrier, Bilqees Patel Sep 2007

Breaking The Math Barrier, Bilqees Patel

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

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Parental Involvement With Homework And Third Grade Student Achievement, Staci Lynn Masseth Aug 2007

Parental Involvement With Homework And Third Grade Student Achievement, Staci Lynn Masseth

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Teachers have been assigning homework since the first days of organized education. Homework builds responsibility and encourages practice and review of rudimentary and complex concepts and knowledge. As a means to understand and study possible improvements to student achievement, this thesis project explores the correlation between student achievement in mathematics and parental involvement in student homework and education; further the study seeks to identify successful strategies to improve grades, learning motivation and parental involvement. The research was conducted in a suburban district in Western New York State with a group of twenty third-grade students. (This study mostly targeted students who ...


The Impact Of Peer Social Status On Social Interactions And Achievement In Small Learning Groups For Mathematics, Anne M. Stadelman Jun 2007

The Impact Of Peer Social Status On Social Interactions And Achievement In Small Learning Groups For Mathematics, Anne M. Stadelman

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This research study investigated the impact of peer social status on first graders' social interactions and the construction of mathematical concepts during small group collaboration for mathematics under two conditions: when the groups were composed of students with equal social status and when the groups were composed of students with diverse social status. The research took place in a first grade urban classroom with 16 students in Western New York. The researcher, as an objective observer, studied all students during Investigations activities. In addition, three different focus groups were observed: a high social status group, a low social status group ...


One Problem, Two Contexts, Danielle L. Gigger Jan 2007

One Problem, Two Contexts, Danielle L. Gigger

Theses and Dissertations

In this study, a group of students were presented with two mathematically isomorphic problems but in radically different contexts. Analysis of their thinking and reasoning as they worked to solve and explain each problem demonstrates that the thinking and reasoning that emerged in each problem responded to clear purposes that the problems elicited in these students. The first problem was posed in a context that relied on experience and intuition rather than a formal mathematical description. The second problem was posed in a formal, set-theoretic context. While the analysis offered here reveals similarities in the students' final reasoning in the ...


Assessing Online Assessments: A Comparison Study Of Math Assessment Tools For Third-Grade Students, Tina Kim Chan Jan 2007

Assessing Online Assessments: A Comparison Study Of Math Assessment Tools For Third-Grade Students, Tina Kim Chan

Theses Digitization Project

The study reported here examined the move towards online assessments and addressed the question of whether or not different assessment tools affect student scores and student learning. The research activities covered a three-week period, from June 5, 2006 to June 23, 2006. During this time, seventeen third grade students served as their own control group by taking several math tests online and several math tests with paper and pencil. Results were compared to see if performance on computer-based tests would be more successful than pencil-and-paper tests. A follow-up survey to evaluate and interpret the quantitative results was also used. Findings ...