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Thomsen, Brian M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Too many students are entering post-secondary education lacking foundational mathematics skills that are critical to performance on placement examinations. As a result, students are forced to take remedial courses that are often non-credit bearing and hinder their progress toward graduation. Research suggests that a lack of number sense may…
Descriptors: Computation, Mathematics Achievement, High School Students, Disabilities
Chow, Wing Yee – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This thesis explores how predictions about upcoming language inputs are computed during real-time language comprehension. Previous research has demonstrated humans' ability to use rich contextual information to compute linguistic prediction during real-time language comprehension, and it has been widely assumed that contextual information can…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Language Processing, Prediction, Eye Movements
Tataw, Oben Moses – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Interdisciplinary research in computer science requires the development of computational techniques for practical application in different domains. This usually requires careful integration of different areas of technical expertise. This dissertation presents image and time series analysis algorithms, with practical interdisciplinary applications…
Descriptors: Biology, Computation, Imagery, Time
Bengtson, Barbara J. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Understanding the linear relationship of numbers is essential for doing practical and abstract mathematics throughout education and everyday life. There is evidence that number line activities increase learners' number sense, improving the linearity of mental number line representations (Siegler & Ramani, 2009). Mental representations of…
Descriptors: Numbers, Mathematics Education, Numeracy, Cognitive Processes
Barrios, Edison – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Linguists tell us that the sentence "I enjoyed yourself" is ungrammatical because it violates structural constraints on English sentences. Is this a fact about the "psychology" of English speakers, or a fact about some "mind-independent" state of affairs? If it is indeed a fact about the speaker's psychological makeup then is it so in virtue of…
Descriptors: Linguistics, Grammar, English, Psychology
Hinton, Vanessa – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Curriculum Focal Points (2006) suggested heavy emphasis on instruction in whole numbers for young elementary students. Any intervention curriculum for students who are at-risk for mathematic difficulties should not be oversimplified. Number sense was defined by Berch (1998) as a developing…
Descriptors: General Education, Numbers, Mathematics Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Luce, Paul A. – 1986
A study employed computational and experimental methods to address a number of issues related to the representation and structural organization of spoken words in the mental lexicon. Using a computerized lexicon consisting of phonetic transcriptions of 20,000 words, "similarity neighborhoods" for each of the transcriptions were computed.…
Descriptors: Acoustic Phonetics, Auditory Perception, Higher Education, Language Processing