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ERIC Number: ED518989
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr-28
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Students Asking Questions in the Middle School Mathematics Classroom
Fitzsimmons, Martha
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Asking questions is a vital part of student learning. Teachers ask students questions in order to get their minds working and thinking. Students ask questions in order to gain more knowledge or satiate their curiosity. If a student has trouble asking questions in the classroom they might miss an important step and become lost. In a class, such as math, it is vitally important to be able to ask questions. If a student is trying to work on a math problem but does not understand a concept and is afraid to ask questions the student may not do well in math, become frustrated, give up, or become discouraged. Through observational research, a survey, and interviews I found that some students have difficulties asking questions in the math classroom. Attached to this document are five appendices: (1) Letter of Permission from the Principal; (2) Letter of Permission from Cooperating Teacher; (3) Parent/Guardian Permission Slip; (4) Student Survey #1; and (5) Student Interview. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A