Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Education Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Technology

Science and Mathematics Education

School of Education Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Publication Year

Articles 1 - 3 of 3

Full-Text Articles in Education

Teachers’ Use Of Instructional Moves During Technology-Based Mathematical Activities, Susan Beth Miller Jan 2017

Teachers’ Use Of Instructional Moves During Technology-Based Mathematical Activities, Susan Beth Miller

School of Education Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This study investigates instructional moves by teachers in mathematics classrooms in which technology-based activities (i.e., student-oriented simulations) and features of those simulations influence classroom practices. Four teachers were studied over the course of a year as an exploratory study to build interpretive cases that described instructional practices in technology-based lessons. Teachers developed lessons using PhET simulations designed to support algebraic reasoning. Data sources included teachers’ process of selecting and designing lessons, observations of teachers’ non-technology and technology-based mathematical activities, and teacher interviews and reflections.

This work was based on a conceptual framework blending the ideas of Mathematical Tasks (Stein ...


Teachers’ Use Of Instructional Moves During Technology-Based Mathematical Activities, Susan Beth Miller Jan 2017

Teachers’ Use Of Instructional Moves During Technology-Based Mathematical Activities, Susan Beth Miller

School of Education Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This study investigates instructional moves by teachers in mathematics classrooms in which technology-based activities (i.e., student-oriented simulations) and features of those simulations influence classroom practices. Four teachers were studied over the course of a year as an exploratory study to build interpretive cases that described instructional practices in technology-based lessons. Teachers developed lessons using PhET simulations designed to support algebraic reasoning. Data sources included teachers’ process of selecting and designing lessons, observations of teachers’ non-technology and technology-based mathematical activities, and teacher interviews and reflections.

This work was based on a conceptual framework blending the ideas of Mathematical Tasks (Stein ...


The Roots Of Physics Students’ Motivations: Fear And Integrity, Ben Van Dusen Jul 2014

The Roots Of Physics Students’ Motivations: Fear And Integrity, Ben Van Dusen

School of Education Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Too often, physics students are beset by feelings of failure and isolation rather than experiencing the creative joys of discovery that physics has to offer. This dissertation research was founded on the desire of a teacher to make physics class exciting and motivating to his students. This work explores how various aspects of learning environments interact with student motivation. This work uses qualitative and quantitative methods to explore how students are motivated to engage in physics and how they feel about themselves while engaging in physics. The collection of four studies in this dissertation culminates in a sociocultural perspective on ...