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ERIC Number: ED534256
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 44
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
Math Manipulatives to Increase 4th Grade Student Achievement
Couture, Katie
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This research project was completed with twenty-nine fourth grade students from Shawnee Elementary, a school in the Chippewa Valley School District. It began in April 2012 and the data collection was completed by June 2012. The purpose of this project was to see if utilizing math manipulatives in an elementary classroom will increase student achievement. The data tools consist of a parent survey, a teacher survey, a report card analysis, a student Likert scale, a student station questionnaire, a teacher record log, a mastery test, a fraction pre-test and fraction post-test. This project is being conducted to find ways manipulatives may help students improve their understanding of math concepts and improve test scores. The results will be to show what areas of the math curriculum students need the most improvement, how current teachers are already using manipulatives, student responses after exploring with manipulatives, teacher observations and a difference in students' test scores before using manipulatives versus after. The following are appended: (1) Data Collection Matrix; (2) Parent Math Questionnaire; (3) Teacher Math Manipulative Survey; (4) Report Card Analysis; (5) Student Likert Scale; (6) Teacher Log Record Form; (7) Student Station Questionnaire; (8) Math Mastery Test 4th Grade; (9) Fraction Pre-Test; and (10) Fraction Post-Test.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan