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ERIC Number: ED548697
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 122
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2673-1888-6
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The Effectiveness of Metacognitive Strategies on 8th Grade Students in Mathematical Achievements and Problem Solving Skills
Nelson, Laura Lynn
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
Over the past decade, research has shown that problem solving skills and students' achievement in mathematics have been a primary focus for mathematics instruction at all grade levels. Despite this persistent focus on cognitive development and children's thinking processes, some teachers fail to help students use these cognitive capabilities to enable students to think and use metacognition in the classroom. The purpose of this study was to determine if metacognitive strategy instruction had an effect on middle school students' achievement. This study also explored the relationship between metacognition and student achievement. The study utilized one (1) teacher participant and sixty (60) students from a middle school. Qualitative methods such as interviews and observations were employed to obtain teacher views of using metacognitive strategy instruction in a mathematics classroom before and after the implementation of metacognitive strategy instruction. Quantitative instruments such as pre and post tests and surveys were employed to determine if there was a relationship between students' knowledge and regulation after the implementation of metacognitive strategy instruction and to determine if metacognitive strategy instruction had an effect on middle school students' achievement. The study revealed that metacognitive strategy instruction had an effect on middle school students' achievement. The study also showed that there was a positive relationship between students' knowledge and regulation after the implementation of metacognitive strategy instruction. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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