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Mathematics Journals In A Time Of Flux, Andrew D. Mitchell May 2001

Mathematics Journals In A Time Of Flux, Andrew D. Mitchell

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the relationship between learning style and level of engagement in math journal writing. After students completed a learning style assessment, they composed a series of 6 journal entries. Each entry was scored "Engaged" or "Not Engaged." There is no statistically significant relationship between a student's learning style and level of engagement. Thus, using a learning style intake assessment to qualify students for a journal writing program may not be appropriate. A teacher should examine the research literature for personally relevant examples and find a colleague at his or her school to ...


An Investigation Of The Effects Of Using Literature To Promote The Understanding Of Mathematical Concepts In Children With Learning Disabilities, Stephanie Miller May 2001

An Investigation Of The Effects Of Using Literature To Promote The Understanding Of Mathematical Concepts In Children With Learning Disabilities, Stephanie Miller

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study was designed to test the hypothesis that including children's literature in the mathematics curriculum improves understanding of math concepts for children with learning disabilities. The subjects included 47 third grade students from a suburban school district outside of Rochester, New York. The children were divided into experimental and control groups. The control group received their regular mathematics curriculum, while the experimental group received the addition of children's literature to the regular curriculum. No statistical significance was noted quantitatively, while qualitatively, improvements were noted in children's attitudes and involvement with the curriculum.