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Assessment Literacy In A Mathematics Classroom, Virginia M. Doran Dec 2017

Assessment Literacy In A Mathematics Classroom, Virginia M. Doran

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The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of using assessment literacy in a math classroom. This was accomplished by analyzing the test results of students in two different high school Geometry B classes. Both classes were taught the same curriculum, with the same textbook and tests, and by the same teacher. However, assessment literacy techniques were only implemented in one of the two classes. Both classes completed a pre and post-test. The researcher compared the growth of both classes. Results of the study showed that incorporating assessment literacy techniques such as student friendly learning targets, reflection, self-assessment ...


Strategies For Overcoming Math Anxiety In Developmental Math Students At Community Colleges, Nika Alex Jan 2017

Strategies For Overcoming Math Anxiety In Developmental Math Students At Community Colleges, Nika Alex

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Math anxiety is a significant problem among both traditional and adult students attending community colleges. The purpose of this study is to examine effective strategies for overcoming math anxiety in community colleges. The research question for this study was: What tools are community colleges using to help developmental math students overcome math anxiety? A qualitative systematic review of literature was used to answer the research question. The research determined various factors contributed to the development of math anxiety, which is a condition capable of persisting throughout an individual’s life. Various instruments such as the Mathematical Anxiety Ratings Scale (MARS ...


The Necessity Of Fundamental Math In College, Spencer A. Mcduffy, Sr. Jan 2017

The Necessity Of Fundamental Math In College, Spencer A. Mcduffy, Sr.

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The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the status of developmental math courses in higher education settings, particularly community colleges, which are designed to increase the likelihood of student success in credit math classes. Non-credit remedial mathematics courses have a long curricular history in community college and university settings. The following discussion will examine the numerous contributing factors impacting the requirements of developmental education in postsecondary settings, while placing specific emphasis on the necessity for a math literate population, as most college students must take at least one course to earn a degree or credential. To improve student persistence ...