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Developing Fourth Graders' Proficiency In Basic Multiplication Facts Through Strategy Instruction, Stacey Braddock 2010 University of Central Florida

Developing Fourth Graders' Proficiency In Basic Multiplication Facts Through Strategy Instruction, Stacey Braddock

Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2004-2019

The purpose of this action research study was to evaluate my own practice of teaching basic multiplication facts to fourth graders. I wanted to see how focusing my instruction on strategies would help my students develop proficiency in basic multiplication facts. I chose this topic because Florida was in the process of shifting to new standards that encourage teaching for deeper meaning. I hoped this research would give my students the opportunity to make sense of multiplication on a deeper level, while giving me insight into how students learn multiplication. Through this study, I learned that students initially find multiplication ...


Paper 3: Extending K-8 Mathematics Concepts In Alternate Bases, Dianna J. Spence 2010 North Georgia College & State University

Paper 3: Extending K-8 Mathematics Concepts In Alternate Bases, Dianna J. Spence

Georgia Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (GAMTE) Annual Conference

When learning to represent mathematics with manipulatives, many pre-service K-8 teachers rely on memorized rote procedures to perform the associated mathematical tasks; then they arrange the manipulatives to match their result, often with minimal understanding of underlying mathematical connections. In a Number and Operations course for K-8 pre-service teachers, a portion of the class was conducted in alternate bases: Base 6 and Base 8 Blocks were used to model operations with integers to facilitate deeper understanding of the number systems and arithmetic processes being represented. Fractions and decimals were later covered only in Base 10. On midterm and final exams ...


The Impact Of Coteaching On Regular Education Eighth Grade Student Achievement On A Basic Skills Algebra Assessment, Misty B. Rigdon 2010 Walden University

The Impact Of Coteaching On Regular Education Eighth Grade Student Achievement On A Basic Skills Algebra Assessment, Misty B. Rigdon

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Coteaching strategies have been implemented in many of the inclusion math classrooms in an attempt to improve the achievement of students. Math achievement continues to be a concern as reported by the National Mathematics Advisory Council in 2007. Educators and previous research reported that coteaching does not improve student achievement. The purpose of this study and the research question was designed to investigate, determine, and examine if coteaching has an impact on regular education students' achievement on an algebra assessment in the eighth grade. This concurrent mixed methods design used test data from a convenience sample of 70 eighth grade ...


Paper 5: Embracing The Vision: Our Work With Teachers Implementing Gps, Sarah Ledford, Wendy B. Sanchez, Marian Fox 2010 Kennesaw State University

Paper 5: Embracing The Vision: Our Work With Teachers Implementing Gps, Sarah Ledford, Wendy B. Sanchez, Marian Fox

Georgia Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (GAMTE) Annual Conference

In 2005, three Kennesaw State University mathematics education faculty members began a series of workshops titled “Implementing the Georgia Performance Standards [GPS]: Embracing the Vision.” This workshop series has been underwritten by Georgia’s Teacher Quality Higher Education Program. The first series of workshops began with 6th grade teachers the first year the GPS was implemented and the project has been funded each subsequent year since its inception. Currently, we are working with Math III teachers as they implement the course for the first time. The initial focus for the project was on conceptual understanding versus procedural understanding, writing tasks ...


Paper 1: Investigating Mathematical Literacy Through Teacher Language, Alyson Lischka 2010 Kennesaw State University

Paper 1: Investigating Mathematical Literacy Through Teacher Language, Alyson Lischka

Georgia Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (GAMTE) Annual Conference

Communication about mathematical concepts using appropriate terminology is a standard established by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. However, international test results show that United States’ students are lagging in mathematical literacy. This case study analyzes the ways in which instructors use language to help students move toward conceptual understanding of mathematical vocabulary. Three mathematics education professors at a mid-size four year institution were observed teaching math classes to students enrolled in elementary or secondary certification programs. Collected data included: audio-recorded observations and field notes, lesson artifacts such as quizzes and handouts, and audio-recorded interviews with each participant. Findings ...


Research In Technology Education, Philip A. Reed (Editor), James E. LaPorte (Editor) 2010 Old Dominion University

Research In Technology Education, Philip A. Reed (Editor), James E. Laporte (Editor)

STEMPS Faculty Books

Due to the laboratory-based nature of technology and engineering education programs, professionals in our field have often focused on the resources in our classrooms and laboratories and the instructional methodologies used to address specific concepts. Formal research into content and practice has often given way to “what seems right”. New curriculum is constantly being introduced (based on what is occurring in business and industry), yet the inclusion for those evolving concepts in courses and programs is typically not verified.

Hence, the importance of the 2010 CTTE yearbook and its focus on the dire need for an aggressive research agenda in ...


Class Notes For Math 921/922: Real Analysis, Instructor Mikil Foss, Laura Lynch 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Class Notes For Math 921/922: Real Analysis, Instructor Mikil Foss, Laura Lynch

Math Department: Class Notes and Learning Materials

Topics include: Semicontinuity, equicontinuity, absolute continuity, metric spaces, compact spaces, Ascoli’s theorem, Stone Weierstrass theorem, Borel and Lebesque measures, measurable functions, Lebesque integration, convergence theorems, Lp spaces, general measure and integration theory, Radon- Nikodyn theorem, Fubini theorem, Lebesque-Stieltjes integration, Semicontinuity, equicontinuity, absolute continuity, metric spaces, compact spaces, Ascoli’s theorem, Stone Weierstrass theorem, Borel and Lebesque measures, measurable functions, Lebesque integration, convergence theorems, Lp spaces, general measure and integration theory, Radon-Nikodyn theorem, Fubini theorem, Lebesque-Stieltjes integration.


Class Notes For Math 918: Local Cohomology, Instructor Tom Marley, Laura Lynch 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Class Notes For Math 918: Local Cohomology, Instructor Tom Marley, Laura Lynch

Math Department: Class Notes and Learning Materials

Topics include: Injective Module, Basic Properties of Local Cohomology Modules, Local Cohomology as a Cech Complex, Long exact sequences on Local Cohomology, Arithmetic Rank, Change of Rings Principle, Local Cohomology as a direct limit of Ext modules, Local Duality, Chevelley’s Theorem, Hartshorne- Lichtenbaum Vanishing Theorem, Falting’s Theorem.


Class Notes For Math 953: Algebraic Geometry, Instructor Roger Wiegand, Laura Lynch 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Class Notes For Math 953: Algebraic Geometry, Instructor Roger Wiegand, Laura Lynch

Math Department: Class Notes and Learning Materials

Topics include: Affine schemes and sheaves, morphisms, dimension theory, projective varieties, graded rings, Artin rings


Class Notes For Math 918: Homological Conjectures, Instructor Tom Marley, Laura Lynch 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Class Notes For Math 918: Homological Conjectures, Instructor Tom Marley, Laura Lynch

Math Department: Class Notes and Learning Materials

This course was an overview of what are known as the “Homological Conjectures,” in particular, the Zero Divisor Conjecture, the Rigidity Conjecture, the Intersection Conjectures, Bass’ Conjecture, the Superheight Conjecture, the Direct Summand Conjecture, the Monomial Conjecture, the Syzygy Conjecture, and the big and small Cohen Macaulay Conjectures. Many of these are shown to imply others.

This document contains notes for a course taught by Tom Marley during the 2009 spring semester at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The notes loosely follow the treatment given in Chapters 8 and 9 of Cohen-Macaulay Rings, by W. Bruns and J. Herzog, although many ...


Class Notes For Math 905: Commutative Algebra, Instructor Sylvia Wiegand, Laura Lynch 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Class Notes For Math 905: Commutative Algebra, Instructor Sylvia Wiegand, Laura Lynch

Math Department: Class Notes and Learning Materials

Topics include: Rings, ideals, algebraic sets and affine varieties, modules, localizations, tensor products, intersection multiplicities, primary decomposition, the Nullstellensatz


Class Notes For Math 871: General Topology, Instructor Jamie Radcliffe, Laura Lynch 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Class Notes For Math 871: General Topology, Instructor Jamie Radcliffe, Laura Lynch

Math Department: Class Notes and Learning Materials

Topics include: Topological space and continuous functions (bases, the product topology, the box topology, the subspace topology, the quotient topology, the metric topology), connectedness (path connected, locally connected), compactness, completeness, countability, filters, and the fundamental group.


Class Notes For Math 918: Cohen Macaulay Modules, Instructor Roger Wiegand, Laura Lynch 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Class Notes For Math 918: Cohen Macaulay Modules, Instructor Roger Wiegand, Laura Lynch

Math Department: Class Notes and Learning Materials

Topics covered are: Cohen Macaulay modules, zero-dimensional rings, one-dimensional rings, hypersurfaces of finite Cohen-Macaulay type, complete and henselian rings, Krull-Remak-Schmidt, Canonical modules and duality, AR sequences and quivers, two-dimensional rings, ascent and descent of finite Cohen Macaulay type, bounded Cohen Macaulay type.


Improving Teacher's Self Confidence In Learning Technology Skills And Math Education Through Professional Development, Taralynn Hartsell, Sherry S. Herron, Houbin Lewis Fang, Avinash Rathod 2010 University of Southern Mississippi

Improving Teacher's Self Confidence In Learning Technology Skills And Math Education Through Professional Development, Taralynn Hartsell, Sherry S. Herron, Houbin Lewis Fang, Avinash Rathod

Faculty Publications

Using technology tools in math instruction can help stimulate problem-solving skills and understanding of math concepts. However, teachers need to be confident in their abilities to use technology tools. This study investigated whether or not a four-week in-service professional development institute that addressed the use of technology in math education helped improved the teachers’ attitude and confidence in applying technology. Findings indicated that as the teachers explored and used the available technology tools relevant to math instruction during the institute, the more proactive and motivated they became to continue their professional development in using technology for classroom instruction. They realized ...


Test 1982: New Holland Ts6030, Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Test 1982: New Holland Ts6030, Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory

Nebraska Tractor Tests

ABOUT THE TEST REPORT AND USE OF THE DATA The test data contained in this report are a tabulation of the results of a series of tests. Due to the restricted format of these pages, only a limited amount of data and not all of the tractor specifications are included. The full OECD report contains usually about 30 pages of data and specifications. The test data were obtained for each tractor under similar conditions and therefore, provide a means of comparison of performance based on a limited set of reported data. EXPLANATION OF THE TEST PROCEDURES Purpose The purpose of ...


Test 1980: Kubota M135x, Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Test 1980: Kubota M135x, Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory

Nebraska Tractor Tests

ABOUT THE TEST REPORT AND USE OF THE DATA The test data contained in this report are a tabulation of the results of a series of tests. Due to the restricted format of these pages, only a limited amount of data and not all of the tractor specifications are included. The full OECD report contains usually about 30 pages of data and specifications. The test data were obtained for each tractor under similar conditions and therefore, provide a means of comparison of performance based on a limited set of reported data. EXPLANATION OF THE TEST PROCEDURES Purpose The purpose of ...


Investigating Instructors' Conceptions Of Evolution Through The Development Of The Classroom Test Of Evolutionary Reasoning, Patricia Eileen Palko 2010 University of Denver

Investigating Instructors' Conceptions Of Evolution Through The Development Of The Classroom Test Of Evolutionary Reasoning, Patricia Eileen Palko

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

In order to assess the evolutionary understanding of high school biology teachers, an instrument entitled the Classroom Test of Evolutionary Reasoning (CTER) was developed. Content, response process, relations to another variable (the Conceptual Inventory of Natural Selection, or CINS), and internal structure evidence were compiled. The second version of the CTER was found to have adequate reliability and validity estimates to allow it to continue to be used as a measurement tool for an understanding of evolution. When assessing a sample of teachers (n = 724), the mean score was 6.35 out of a possible 13 points. The sample was ...


Trends In Environmental Concern By Grade Level: A Study Of Elementary, Middle, And High School Students, Ryan David Lensing 2010 University of Northern Iowa

Trends In Environmental Concern By Grade Level: A Study Of Elementary, Middle, And High School Students, Ryan David Lensing

Dissertations and Theses @ UNI

Environmental concern has been frequently measured since the 1970's, however, much of this research has focused on adults. Of the studies that look at students, the majority focus on high school with little attention given to middle or elementary grades. None of these studies have looked at elementary, middle, and high school students from the same population. This study uses the NEP Scale for Children in conjunction with free response questions to examine the trends in environmental concern from 120 Catholic elementary, middle school, and high school students from Des Moines, Iowa. The findings show no significant differences in ...


Struggling Learners Of Mathematics: An Investigation Of Their Learning Through Reform-Based Instruction, Jennifer Pothast 2010 University of Northern Iowa

Struggling Learners Of Mathematics: An Investigation Of Their Learning Through Reform-Based Instruction, Jennifer Pothast

Dissertations and Theses @ UNI

The purpose of this study was to explore mathematics instruction which implements reform-based problems within a traditionally taught classroom and its effect on struggling learners of mathematics. The reform-based problems implemented during the course of this study dealt with area and perimeter concepts at the fifth grade level. For this study, struggling learners of mathematics were defined as students scoring below the 40th percentile on the mathematics subtests of the Iowa Test of Basic Skills. The regular classroom teacher taught all lessons during the unit of instruction, while the researcher collected data from students using multiple methods: pretests and posttests ...


Conceptual Change: It’S Not Just For Teaching Science, Michael P. Clough, Jerrid Kruse 2010 Iowa Academy of Science

Conceptual Change: It’S Not Just For Teaching Science, Michael P. Clough, Jerrid Kruse

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Mark Twain is often given credit for saying, “It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.” Science teachers likely resonate with this quote because we know our students come to class confidently holding many ideas about the natural world that “just ain't so.”


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