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Calculator Usage In Secondary Level Classrooms: The Ongoing Debate, Nicole Plummer May 2014

Calculator Usage In Secondary Level Classrooms: The Ongoing Debate, Nicole Plummer

Honors College Theses

With technology becoming more prevalent every day, it is imperative that students gain enough experience with different technological tools in order to be successful in the “real-world”. This thesis will discuss the debate and overall support for an increased usage of calculators as tools in the secondary level classroom. When the idea of calculators in the classroom first came to life, many educators were very apprehensive and quite hesitant of this change. Unfortunately, more than 40 years later, there is still hesitation for their usage; and rightfully so. While there are plenty of advantages of calculator use in the classroom ...


Middle School Student Perceptions Of Homework In Mathematics, Camille M. Thomas May 2014

Middle School Student Perceptions Of Homework In Mathematics, Camille M. Thomas

Honors Scholar Theses

Homework has been a source of debate in schools for the past several decades and will continue to be an important topic in the future. It is a traditional part of education but some debate its importance in the classroom. This study explored student perception of homework and their reported performance in middle school mathematics. The research questions focused on student attitudes about homework, the relationship of students’ self-efficacy and support resources to their homework completion, and the relationship of students’ general level of achievement in mathematics to their attitudes about homework. The study involved a survey of 230 middle ...


Moving Toward Equitable, Accessible, And Relevant Mathematics For All. A Book Review Of Rethinking Mathematics: Teaching Social Justice By The Numbers, Lauren Provost Apr 2014

Moving Toward Equitable, Accessible, And Relevant Mathematics For All. A Book Review Of Rethinking Mathematics: Teaching Social Justice By The Numbers, Lauren Provost

Democracy and Education

A book review of Rethinking Mathematics: Teaching Social Justice by the Numbers, edited by Eric Gutstein and Bob Peterson.


Appraisal Of The Impact Of Agricultural Science Teacher’S Computation Skills On Student’S Learning Outcomes In Secondary Schools In Nigeria, Remigius Oyebode Famiwole Ph.D, Popoola Abiodun A, Ayodele Goke M Ph.D, Bimbola Kemi Odu Prof Mar 2014

Appraisal Of The Impact Of Agricultural Science Teacher’S Computation Skills On Student’S Learning Outcomes In Secondary Schools In Nigeria, Remigius Oyebode Famiwole Ph.D, Popoola Abiodun A, Ayodele Goke M Ph.D, Bimbola Kemi Odu Prof

SoTL Commons Conference

Mathematics is generally considered a basic skill for optimum performance and efficiency in all occupations including agricultural endeavors. The teacher’s ability to compute well and guide students to solve relevant mathematical problems in agricultural science is regarded as critical to student’s subsequent performance and competency in agricultural discipline. This study investigated the impact of the computational skills of teachers of Agricultural Science on student’s learning outcomes in agriculture in secondary schools in Nigeria. The sample used consisted of 60 teachers and 300 students of agricultural science who were randomly selected from the 320 secondary schools in Ekiti ...


The Factors And Results Of A Mathematical Learning Community For First-Year Seminar Students, Melody Shumaker, Hassan Hassani Mar 2014

The Factors And Results Of A Mathematical Learning Community For First-Year Seminar Students, Melody Shumaker, Hassan Hassani

SoTL Commons Conference

Retention is an important factor for today’s college students. In order to foster retention, various types of teaching practices, student motivational techniques, and instructional strategies can be woven into universities’ learning communities that assist in this process. This session will focus on a study of a Mathematical Learning Community for First-Year Students. The presenters will discuss practices, student responses, engagement opportunities, outcomes and results that have been gleaned from the implementation of this community. The participants will have an opportunity to engage in a discussion about the angles and dynamics of facilitating this process with traditional and non-traditional first ...


The Efficacy Of Mathematics Education, Eric Geimer Feb 2014

The Efficacy Of Mathematics Education, Eric Geimer

The STEAM Journal

Evidence supports the notion that mathematics education in the United States is inadequate. There is also evidence that mathematics education deficiencies extend internationally. The worldwide mathematics education deficit appears large enough that improving student performance in this educational problem area could yield great economic benefit. To improve the efficacy of mathematics education, education’s root problems must first be understood. Often supposed educational root problems are considered and contrasted against potential deficiencies of mathematics methodologies and curricula that are based on mainstream educational philosophies. The educational philosophies utilized to form early-grade mathematics methodologies and related curricula are judged to be ...


Mathematics Achievement With Digital Game-Based Learning In High School Algebra 1 Classes, Terri Ferguson Feb 2014

Mathematics Achievement With Digital Game-Based Learning In High School Algebra 1 Classes, Terri Ferguson

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

This study examined the impact of digital game-based learning (DGBL) on mathematics achievement in a rural high school setting in North Carolina. A causal comparative research design was used in this study to collect data to determine the effectiveness of DGBL in high school Algebra 1 classes. Data were collected from the North Carolina End-of-Course (EOC) Test for high school Algebra 1. The data collection was broken down by comparison groups based on academic achievement as measured by the North Carolina EOC Test for Algebra 1. The comparison groups were student participants who received digital game-based instruction and tradition instruction ...


What’S Art Got To Do With Math?, Eric L. Mann Jan 2014

What’S Art Got To Do With Math?, Eric L. Mann

Faculty Publications

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The Effectiveness Of The Flipped Classroom, Raymond Szparagowski Jan 2014

The Effectiveness Of The Flipped Classroom, Raymond Szparagowski

Honors Projects

This research study explores the “flipped” or “inverted” classroom and its effects on student learning. The flipped classroom is a form of education in which students learn new content during out-of-class-time instead of the traditional review exercises that are normally given, which opens up class time for activities, problem solving, and other forms of instruction. During this study, a flipped classroom was implemented in a high school mathematics course. Data was collected from student grades, a pre and post survey, a class interview/discussion, and my personal notes from teaching. My results indicate that some potential benefits of the flipped ...