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Design Influences In The Creation Of An Online Mathematics Unit For Indigenous Adults, Linda Marshall, Maria T. Northcote, Max Lenoy Dec 2001

Design Influences In The Creation Of An Online Mathematics Unit For Indigenous Adults, Linda Marshall, Maria T. Northcote, Max Lenoy

Education Conference Papers

This paper documents the specific influences on the design decisions associated with the creation of an online unit for Indigenous adult learners. As part of a bridging course, the unit of study, Thinking Mathematically, primarily aims to increase the students’ mathematical skills and confidence levels in a supportive, constructive context. The manner in which the unit was designed was informed by a number of important factors relating to the specific student audience, the mathematical content of the unit, online learning principles and past feedback from our students. The presentation of the unit content, the provision of learning tools and the ...


An Analysis Of The Academic Success Achieved By Five Freshman Cohorts Through A Community College Developmental Education Program., Nancy K. Gray-Barnett Dec 2001

An Analysis Of The Academic Success Achieved By Five Freshman Cohorts Through A Community College Developmental Education Program., Nancy K. Gray-Barnett

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The challenge of underprepared students' entering America's colleges and universities is not new. Because of their "open door" policies, community colleges are more likely to enroll students who are not college prepared. This retrospective study focused on the performance of students who had completed required developmental education courses compared to the performance of students without developmental requirements. The study examined developmental education success measures for five cohorts of first-time degree-seeking freshmen each tracked for a six-year period enrolled at Walters State Community College located in Tennessee.

The success measures compared included grade point averages earned in college-level mathematics and ...


Helping At-Risk Students Add Up: Motivational Lessons For Students In High School Mathematics, Karen Beckner Dec 2001

Helping At-Risk Students Add Up: Motivational Lessons For Students In High School Mathematics, Karen Beckner

Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

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What We Can Learn From Timss: Comparison Of Australian And Russian Timss-R Results In Algebra, Alla Routitsky, Susan Zammit Nov 2001

What We Can Learn From Timss: Comparison Of Australian And Russian Timss-R Results In Algebra, Alla Routitsky, Susan Zammit

Dr Alla Routitsky

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Affinity Learning In Mathematics, Arthur I. Zygielbaum, Neal Grandgenett Sep 2001

Affinity Learning In Mathematics, Arthur I. Zygielbaum, Neal Grandgenett

Teacher Education Faculty Proceedings & Presentations

Teaching complex subjects such as mathematical modeling is intrinsically challenging. It is more so in a typical classroom setting. In this paper, we explore the use of technology to provide an electronic tutor that interacts with both teacher and student to provide a personalized and focused learning experience. Affinity Learning is an environment that captures the skills of a master teacher in a dynamic but simple technical embodiment and presents lessons and assessments online to a student. Initial results not only indicate that learning has occurred, but also distinguish male from female performance and give interesting insight into the learning ...


Geometry In Action: A Curriculum Unit Utilizing Dynamic Geometry Software To Enhance Students’ Comprehension, Cynthia A. Mignini May 2001

Geometry In Action: A Curriculum Unit Utilizing Dynamic Geometry Software To Enhance Students’ Comprehension, Cynthia A. Mignini

Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection

The paper identifies two critical obstacles to student success in a traditional geometry classroom and examines the role dynamic geometry software can play in overcoming these obstacles.


Mathematics Achievement In Tennessee Schools In The Context Of Opportunity To Learn., Richard Lee Kitzmiller May 2001

Mathematics Achievement In Tennessee Schools In The Context Of Opportunity To Learn., Richard Lee Kitzmiller

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study examines the relationship of student achievement in mathematics and factors purported to influence such achievement. The factors utilized in the study were selected from those contained in accountability reports issued by the state of Tennessee in 1995-96. The student achievement measures were based on four high school end-of-course mathematics tests. Student performance on these tests is examined both in terms of actual scores and value-added measures. This study organizes the available accountability measures in an Opportunity-to-Learn (OTL) framework for the purpose of determining relationships that can inform practice and give policy guidance.

The study examined 65 (of 139 ...


Analysis Of The Change In Math Placement Test Instruments, Sharon Schmidtz, Carl Simpson Apr 2001

Analysis Of The Change In Math Placement Test Instruments, Sharon Schmidtz, Carl Simpson

Office of Institutional Effectiveness

In May of 2000 a new Math Placement Test (MPT) instrument was put into use and new cut-off scores inplemented. This report analyses the effectiveness of this change.


Open To Reason, David L. Neuhouser Jan 2001

Open To Reason, David L. Neuhouser

Books by Taylor faculty, staff, and administrators

Open to Reason is a comparison of the roles of reason, experience, imagination, intuition, faith, love, humility, and obedience in mathematics and religion.


Are We Having Fun Yet? How Teachers Use Manipulatives To Teach Mathematics, Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham Jan 2001

Are We Having Fun Yet? How Teachers Use Manipulatives To Teach Mathematics, Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

Teachers often comment that using manipulatives to teach mathematics is ‘fun!’ Embedded in the word ‘fun’ are important notions about how and why teachers use manipulatives in the teaching of mathematics. Over the course of one academic year, this study examined 10 middle grades teachers’ uses of manipulatives for teaching mathematics using interviews and observations to explore how and why the teachers used the manipulatives as they did. An examination of the participants’ statements and behaviors indicated that using manipulatives was little more than a diversion in classrooms where teachers were not able to represent mathematics concepts themselves. The teachers ...