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Building Understanding: Using Math Journals To Increase Learning In An Intermediate Classroom, Paul Lawrence Jonasse Aug 2005

Building Understanding: Using Math Journals To Increase Learning In An Intermediate Classroom, Paul Lawrence Jonasse

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Purpose

As an elementary school teacher I have watched my students struggle with new mathematical concepts: word problems, fractions, and increasingly difficult types of division have totally baffled many of my students. For the first several months of the school year most of my students did very well in math class, but they struggled with increasing difficulty as the concepts became more abstract. I have struggled to figure out ways to help them better understand. This project has grown out of our struggles with teaching, learning, understanding, and the working together to improve them all.

I entered into this research ...


Graphic Organizers Used As A Supplement To Science Textbooks Relating To Retention Of Scientific Facts In Fourth Graders, Bryana E. Zercie Jun 2005

Graphic Organizers Used As A Supplement To Science Textbooks Relating To Retention Of Scientific Facts In Fourth Graders, Bryana E. Zercie

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This research attempted to answer the question, do graphic organizers used as a supplement to science textbooks increase student retention of scientific facts in fourth grade? The researcher collected data from 56 fourth grade students in an urban school to find out whether the use of graphic organizers after reading sections of the science textbook improved retention of scientific facts in fourth graders. The researcher used baseline science test assessments, reading levels of students, tests and quizzes after the use of graphic organizers, along with teacher and students surveys and interviews in this study. These pieces of data were studied ...


Teaching Literacy Strategies In Math, Terri L. Keenan Jun 2005

Teaching Literacy Strategies In Math, Terri L. Keenan

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study sought to determine the effectiveness of incorporating literacy strategies during math instruction. In distinct lessons, a class of sixteen students was given instruction in the strategies of using key words, visualization, and graphic organizers to solve word problems. The students rated the difficulty of the problems on a scale of "too easy", 'just right", and "too hard" both before and after the reading strategy lessons to assess if the use of the strategy changed their perception. The test-retest with equivalent forms method of estimating reliability was used to give a measure of stability and equivalence. A matched pair ...