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Toles, Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2010

To succeed in an increasing technological and global society, students need to develop strong mathematical and problem-solving skills. This qualitative grounded theory study examined student perceptions of the ways in which teaching strategies in high school mathematics classes affect student motivation to learn the subject. Study participants…

Descriptors: Grounded Theory, High Schools, Comparative Analysis, Questionnaires

Adult College Students' Perceptions about Learning Mathematics via Developmental Mathematical xMOOCs

Kilgore, Pelagia Johanna – ProQuest LLC, 2018

Debates over the promising change Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) might offer to traditional online learning now produce significant attention and discourse among the media and higher education. Ample articles discuss the potential benefits of MOOCs from the perspectives of faculty and administration. However, little is known about students'…

Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Adult Learning, College Students

Gjoci, Bukurie – ProQuest LLC, 2017

This dissertation is devoted to the history of the Albanian system of education in general, its mathematics education program in particular, and, specifically, the Albanian high school mathematics assessment. Historical in terms of its research methodology, and mathematical-pedagogical in terms of the objects of the study, this research explores…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, High School Students, Mathematics Tests, Exit Examinations

Bentley, Sage – ProQuest LLC, 2018

The purpose of this study was to identify the beliefs of preservice mathematics teachers with regards to the nature of mathematics, the learning of mathematics, and student achievement in mathematics. Past research indicates that teacher beliefs affect the way they teach as well as influence the students they instruct (Schoenfeld 1992; Thompson…

Descriptors: Beliefs, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Academic Achievement

Arabeyyat, Talal Hashem – ProQuest LLC, 2017

There is no doubt that teachers' knowledge and beliefs play a significant role in shaping how students learn mathematics. Nevertheless, research regarding the knowledge and beliefs of preservice teachers, including the cultural dimension, is very limited (Xenofontos & Andrews, 2012). The purpose of this study is to investigate the similarities…

Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Preservice Teachers, Beliefs, Mathematics Instruction

Scott, April – ProQuest LLC, 2017

The sixth grade is very important for education stakeholders, as it marks the beginning of the transition period for students to high school. No consensus has been reached so far among scholars on whether block scheduling is the best way to provide students the time that is necessary to facilitate effective learning and the retention of knowledge.…

Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Mathematics, School Districts, Grade 6

Murthy, Geetha J. – ProQuest LLC, 2016

This study examined the effect of the eight Common Core mathematical practices on math achievement and math attitudes for a sample of low-performing students in Grade 6. The treatment sample (n = 63) consisted of four classes of Grade 6 students who had scored below proficient levels in state math assessments. This study was conducted in a…

Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Intervention, Grade 6, Common Core State Standards

Doias, Elaine D. – ProQuest LLC, 2013

When applied to mathematics education, manipulatives help students to visualize mathematical concepts and apply them to everyday situations. Interest in mathematics instruction has increased dramatically over the past two decades with the introduction of virtual manipulatives, as opposed to the concrete manipulatives that have been employed for…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Manipulative Materials, Comparative Analysis, Mathematics Achievement

Adams, Vicki – ProQuest LLC, 2012

Students do not pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) because of a lack of ability, but rather a lack of positive experiences with mathematics. Research has concluded that attitudes in math directly influence success in mathematics. As many as 75% of high school graduates in the United States suffer from mild to…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Anxiety, Student Attitudes, Negative Attitudes

Johannsdottir, Bjorg – ProQuest LLC, 2013

This study focused on the mathematical content knowledge of prospective teachers in Iceland. The sample was 38 students in the School of Education at the University of Iceland, both graduate and undergraduate students. All of the participants in the study completed a questionnaire survey and 10 were interviewed. The choice of ways to measure the…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Competencies

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

Gerber, Lindsey N. – ProQuest LLC, 2012

Teacher quality is instrumental in improving student performance. Unfortunately, discrepancies between teacher preparation programs and national and state K-12 student standards have contributed to the difficult task of producing quality teachers. The contemporary mathematics education paradigm used at most colleges and universities relies on…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Developmental Studies Programs

Fowler, Henry H. – ProQuest LLC, 2010

Collapsing the Fear of Mathematics: A Study of the Effects of Navajo Culture on Navajo Student Performance in Mathematics by Henry H Fowler Abstract American schools are in a state of "mediocrity" because of the low expectations in math (National Commission on Excellence in Education, 1983; No Child Left Behind Act of 2001; Duncan,…

Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Action Research, Navajo (Nation), Mathematics Achievement

Williams, Lori – ProQuest LLC, 2010

Mathematical discussions support and promote student learning as an integral part of the contexts in which students learn mathematics. Yet, American school practices often focus on teachers disseminating knowledge to students and students acquiring that knowledge through rote rehearsal rather than higher order thinking. One barrier to change in…

Descriptors: Video Technology, Speech Communication, Mathematics Education, Student Behavior

Buddenhagen Hartzler, Julie Ellen – ProQuest LLC, 2013

This multipart study looked at pre-service teachers' (PSTs') understandings of the equal sign using an experimental measure, the EQ score. The data were analyzed for PSTs as a group and cross-sectionally at three key points during their elementary teacher education program. Relationships between equal sign understandings and other variables (e.g.,…

Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Preservice Teachers, Mathematical Concepts, Symbols (Mathematics)