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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
Woody, Andrea L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of a Web-based mathematics program, Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY) Stanford Math, on mathematics achievement of fourth- through eighth-grade students in a metropolitan school district. Few studies have researched a Web-based mathematics program that provides an individualized,…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods
Ramdass, Darshanand H. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This primary goal of this study was to investigate the effects of strategy training and self-reflection, two subprocesses of Zimmerman's cyclical model of self-regulation, on fifth grade students' mathematics performance, self-efficacy, self-evaluation, and calibration measures of self-efficacy bias, self-efficacy accuracy, self-evaluation bias,…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Achievement, Path Analysis
Omlin-Ruback, Holly I. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
After spending the day learning in elementary school, most children across the United States are given "homework," assignments to be completed outside of the regular school day. Most research on homework conducted in elementary schools focuses on the relationship between achievement and time spent on homework. Little, if any, research…
Descriptors: Homework, Standardized Tests, Interaction, Scores