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Tucker, Stephanie – ProQuest LLC, 2014

Although critical to functioning in the workforce, mathematics proficiency is low in the United States compared to other economically-developed countries. Researchers have shown that students begin to demonstrate weaknesses in math skills at the onset of pre-algebraic courses, usually during middle school years. In Alabama, low math scores are…

Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Grade 5

Nelson, Karen Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2014

The purpose of this quantitative, causal-comparative study was to examine the application of the teaching and learning theory of social constructivism in order to determine if mathematics instruction provided in a departmentalized classroom setting at the fifth grade level resulted in a statistically significant difference in student achievement…

Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Mathematics Achievement, Comparative Analysis

Laughlin, Sara Rose – ProQuest LLC, 2013

Inspiring and motivating students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education continues to be an important educational focus in the United States. Robotics programs are one strategy developed to accomplish this goal. This causal comparative study focused on investigating whether a causal relationship exists between…

Descriptors: Robotics, Mathematics Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Causal Models

Anderson, Lezley Barker – ProQuest LLC, 2013

The purpose of this causal-comparative study was to examine whether differences exist in the mathematics achievement of fifth grade gifted students based on the instructional delivery model used for mathematics instruction, cluster or collaborative, as defined by the Georgia Department of Education. The content area of mathematics, an area…

Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Academically Gifted

Westenskow, Arla – ProQuest LLC, 2012

This study identified variations in the learning trajectories of Tier II students when learning equivalent fraction concepts using physical and virtual manipulatives. The study compared three interventions: physical manipulatives, virtual manipulatives, and a combination of physical and virtual manipulatives. The research used a sequential…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Manipulative Materials, Teaching Methods, Mathematical Concepts

Lewis, Katherine Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2011

Students with mathematical learning disabilities (MLDs) experience persistent challenges learning even the most elementary mathematics. While prior research on MLDs has classified students on the basis of test scores and documented performance differences between groups, this dissertation focuses on the qualitative differences in individual…

Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Mathematics Skills, Student Characteristics, Individual Differences