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McMillian, Kimberley Suzanne – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The study aims to explore the level of suburban 5th grade students' mathematics self-efficacy, math anxiety, and academic achievement, to discover the possible interconnections between these parameters. The measures used to evaluate each included the Math Anxiety Rating Scale, the Self-Efficacy Questionnaire, and the North Carolina End of Grade…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Anxiety, Self Efficacy
McCartney, Kathleen Perry – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study examined the effects of a short-term professional development on the mathematical knowledge, anxiety, and attitudes of intermediate teachers. Participants in the control and experimental groups were pre-tested for knowledge using the eighth grade TCAP Item Sampler. Anxiety was measured through the use of Suinn and Winston's (2003)…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Intermediate Grades, Anxiety, Faculty Development
Swift, Elijah Raford, Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to address the gap in research regarding the use of cooperative learning instructional methods in college mathematics courses to prepare future teachers. Bruner's constructivist theory and social interdependence theory guided this study. The research questions focused on the effects of the use of cooperative learning…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, College Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement
Dunkle, Susan M. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to measure the level of math anxiety in preservice elementary teachers, and then to determine if remediation methods would lower the measured level of anxiety in these same preservice teachers. The 10-day study provided an intense remediation using a time-series design to measure change on the Revised Math Anxiety…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Rating Scales, Elementary School Teachers, Remedial Instruction
Caswell, Lisa M. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to determine the competence of beginning California K-6 teachers in basic algebra topics, and to investigate their level of math anxiety and attitudes toward math. The sample for this study was beginning California elementary teachers in the Bay Area of California. An algebra content assessment and a self-report…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Beginning Teachers, Mathematics Anxiety, Algebra