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Snyder, Kermit – ProQuest LLC, 2016

The math achievement of students is low in a small rural district in Colorado. The purpose of this study was to explore the efficacy of a summer third through fifth grade math program in improving math scores. Piaget's theory of cognitive development was used as the theoretical foundation for the math instructional resource delivered to the…

Descriptors: Summer Schools, Summer Programs, Outcomes of Education, Instructional Effectiveness

Lavelle-Lore, Millicent D. – ProQuest LLC, 2014

This study investigated the effects of a parent-child home numeracy intervention on the mathematics scores of first grade students attending urban, Catholic schools. The participants included 60 parents (29 Black; 2 Asian; 1 Latino; 26 White; and 2 other) from two urban, Catholic schools. Parents, randomly assigned to the experimental group,…

Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Parents as Teachers, Numeracy

Grizzle-Martin, Tamieka – ProQuest LLC, 2014

Children who struggle in mathematics may also lack cognitive awareness in mathematical problem solving. The cognitively-driven program IMPROVE, a multidimensional method for teaching mathematics, has been shown to be helpful for students with mathematical learning difficulties (MLD). Guided by cognitive theory, the purpose of this…

Descriptors: Metacognition, Criterion Referenced Tests, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Achievement

Bryan, Rosemarie – ProQuest LLC, 2014

Students in U.S. public schools have consistently recorded substandard scores on measures of school performance in mathematics. This substandard performance could adversely affect the nation's future economic competitiveness, growth, and welfare. Educational and political leaders have sought school reforms that will result in U.S. students scoring…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Manipulative Materials, Simulated Environment, Educational Technology

Fries, Karen M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013

Students with specific learning disabilities (SLD) in mathematics can typically experience long-lasting problems when developing fluency with basic math facts despite the use of evidence-based practices. One recently developed intervention to promote memorization and fact-fluency is Mastering Math Facts (MMF). MMF is a commercially-available…

Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Mathematical Concepts

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

Hendricks, Cynthia – ProQuest LLC, 2013

In 2010, 6% of students in the United States were performing at an advanced level in mathematics. During the previous year, the United States produced over 987,000 low math achievers. The theoretical foundations of this research project study were found in Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI). The research problem addressed in this study is the…

Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cognitive Development, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics

Green, Shekitra – ProQuest LLC, 2013

Children from the United States score poorly on international math tests compared to their cohorts in other countries. These gaps grow as students enter high school and develop a dislike and fear of mathematics, suggesting the need to improve mathematics education in middle school. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of reading…

Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Middle School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement

Rouse, Julie A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013

Deficiencies in mathematics standardized test scores prompted school district policymakers to consider implementing a program designed to increase students' basic multiplication fact skills. This study was an evaluation of the Math Factual Operations for Understanding program. The program, marketed with a martial arts theme, was intended to…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Standardized Tests, Scores, Mathematical Concepts

Lehet, Bonnie – ProQuest LLC, 2013

With the national trend to link student achievement results with teacher evaluation ratings, it is critical for teachers to examine and interpret children's assessment results collaboratively. This study explored how the clinical interview process can be integrated into a professional learning experience to support teachers in identifying…

Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Interviews, Mathematics Instruction, Pretests Posttests

Wagner, Kathryn Mary-LaCroix – ProQuest LLC, 2013

Despite No Child Left Behind mandates, the math achievement gap is still prevalent in schools in the United States, and efforts to address this problem have demonstrated little documented progress. The purpose of this study was to evaluate an intervention strategy used to address the math achievement gap. In this study, social capital theory,…

Descriptors: Extended School Day, Program Effectiveness, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement

Wale, Christine M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013

Digital games are widely popular and interest has increased for their use in education. Digital games are thought to be powerful instructional tools because they promote active learning and feedback, provide meaningful contexts to situate knowledge, create engagement and intrinsic motivation, and have the ability individualize instruction.…

Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Aptitude

Gillentine, E. Paige – ProQuest LLC, 2013

Researchers have suggested that teachers use a specialized type of knowledge specifically attributed to the work of teaching. One aspect of this specific type of knowledge is the ability to analyze children's work. With continued emphasis on a teacher's ability to analyze their students' thought processes, teacher candidates will need to develop…

Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics

Chapman, Scott – ProQuest LLC, 2013

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires schools to show measureable improvement in student achievement in order to demonstrate Adequate Yearly Progress. Although the Georgia Department of Education has documented the short-comings of Georgia's students in mathematics on standardized tests, little research has been done on short-term…

Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 8, Mathematics Instruction, Summer Programs

Jeanmarie-Gardner, Charmaine – ProQuest LLC, 2013

A quasi-experimental research study was conducted that investigated the academic impact of utilizing Marzano's summarizing and note taking strategies on mathematic achievement. A sample of seventh graders from a middle school located on Long Island's North Shore was tested to determine whether significant differences existed in mathematic test…

Descriptors: Grade 7, Notetaking, Documentation, Mathematics Achievement

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