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ERIC Number: ED528937
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 46
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
Mathematical Student Motivation
Bacon, Alison
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The research project will be conducted with a target focus group of six students who have been identified as struggling students in 3rd grade mathematics. The research project will study the effect of using different teaching strategies and methods to increase motivation and focus among these students. The research project will be conducted at Greenfield Elementary School beginning in September 2011 and data collection will continue through the end of November 2011. The data tools consisted of: student goals, student interviews to discuss student goals, colleague collaboration, student interviews discussing engaging learning opportunities, anecdotal records, student test scores, student journal observation, student surveys and professional learning communities with various colleagues. This research project is being conducted due to the fact that many struggling mathematical students have difficulty with motivation and focus in their learning of basic math concepts. It is desired to understand what strategies will increase their motivation and focus and thus inspire them to be more successful in their learning of mathematics. The following are appended: (1) [Data Collection Matrix]; (2) Student Survey; (3) [Student Summaries of Goals-September 2011]; (4) Summary of Student Goals; (5) Colleague Collaboration List of Strategies to Use with Students; (6) Student Interview Checklist; and (7) Professional Learning Community Meeting Minutes.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan