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ERIC Number: ED521773
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul-16
Pages: 56
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
Math Fact Strategies Research Project
Boso, Annie
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An action research project was conducted in order to determine effective math fact strategies for first graders. The traditional way of teaching math facts included using timed tests and flashcards, with most students counting on their fingers or a number line. Six new research-based strategies were taught and analyzed to decide which methods work best. The project took place at Calcutta Elementary School in Calcutta, Ohio with nineteen students. Research, including data collection and analysis, occurred between January and July, 2011. Data sources included previous math grades, student journals, teacher observations with anecdotal notes, math fact pre and post tests, a parent survey, teacher interview, focus groups, and Ohio Achievement Test scores compared to third and fourth grade math averages. Overall, the action research results showed the effectiveness of the new math fact strategies discussed, especially in comparison with the former way of teaching math facts. The following are appended: (1) Data Collection Matrix; (2) Math Fact Parent Survey; (3) Math Pre/Post Test; (4) Problems for Focus Groups; (5) Student Math Fact Strategy Journal; (6) Student Math Fact Strategy Journal; (7) Teacher Pre/Post-test Observations; and (8) Teacher Interview.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio