ERIC Number: ED308087
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Positive Experiences To Lessen Mathematics Apprehension in Fifth Grade Students.
A course of study was researched, designed, and implemented by the writer to learn mathematics apprehensions of fifth grade students. The primary goal was to reduce mathematics apprehension through positive mathematics experiences at home as well as in school. The objectives of the program were to develop a more positive feeling about mathematics by finding success in completing daily assignments and increasing proficiency in mathematics, and to foster a positive feeling about mathematics in general. The writer discussed positive mathematics feedback and modeling of problems with the parents of the participants, set up a mathematics activity and problem solving center, and encouraged students to ask questions while giving them positive feedback and encouragement. Appendices include: (1) "Math Inventory"; (2) "Attitude Survey"; (3) "Math Test Pre/Post"; (4) "Positive Phrasing/Parent Handout"; (5) "Assignments Tally Sheet"; (6) "Questions Asked Tally Sheet"; (7) "Weekly Log"; and (8) "Math Apprehension Survey." Seventeen references are listed. (Author/DC)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 5, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Anxiety, Mathematics Instruction, Parent Participation, Problem Solving, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Surveys, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Methods, Word Problems (Mathematics)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.