**ERIC Number:**ED325395

**Record Type:**RIE

**Publication Date:**1990

**Pages:**121

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Increasing Fourth Grade Math Achievement with Improved Instructional Strategies.

Su, Hui Fang Huang

The purpose of this practicum was to increase motivation and self-confidence of grade four students in mathematics achievement. Measured were the increase in the number of students displaying mastery of the times-tables, increase in the number of students making a gain on a math post-test, and increase in the number of students liking mathematics. Administered to the students were a math attitude questionnaire and a math pretest on basic math skills to determine the students' attitude toward math and to determine the students' performance level. Mental Math activities, math games design contests, in-class competitions, grade level competition, computer, calculators, systematic reviews, student-teacher interaction, and projects were used to help increase students' interest and to increase math achievement. This study includes the following chapters: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Study of the Problem"; (3) "Anticipated Outcomes and Evaluation Instruments"; (4) "Solution Strategy"; and (5) "Results, Conclusions and Recommendations". Appended are copies of the math attitude questionnaire, the math pretest, the teacher evaluation instrument, and the student times-table performance record. (Author/KR)

Descriptors: Basic Skills, Calculators, Community Resources, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 4, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Anxiety, Mathematics Education, Minority Groups, Multiplication, Pattern Recognition, Pretests Posttests, Problem Solving, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Student Projects, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Word Problems (Mathematics)

**Publication Type:**Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires

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**Audience:**Researchers

**Language:**English

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**Note:**Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.