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Hoover, Jennifer Lauren – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Some approaches to teaching mathematics have led to decreased student motivation. Gamification is an application of game elements within nongame settings. While gamification may increase motivation in other contexts, its effective use in digital mathematics instruction to motivate elementary students is undetermined. Based on the constructs of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Games, Game Based Learning
Jones, Errica Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This mixed methods study examined the significance of parental involvement and its influence on student productivity in writing. A total of 25 fourth grade students from one Texas suburban school, their parents, and three teachers participated in this study. Data collection instruments used for the collection of quantitative data were The Knudson…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
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Conkey, April A. T.; Green, Marybeth – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2018
Integrating art into science as a means of involving students in learning about their environment offers the promise of engaging students both cognitively and emotionally. However, few studies have investigated the use of art as a learning and assessment tool in science. As such, we conducted a research study with 4th and 5th grade students at a…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Rural Schools
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Howard, Rachael M. – Reading Improvement, 2017
This research investigated reading support and book preferences of fourth grade English language learners (ELLs) who were struggling readers. This qualitative research focused on three case studies. Interviews were conducted to explore ELLs' perceptions on reading motivation, reading programs, and types of support they received. Descriptions of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Reading Attitudes, English Language Learners, Reading Difficulties