The Effects Of Using An Interactive Student Notebook On The Understanding Of The Concepts And Algorithms Of Addition And Subtraction Of Fractions And Mixed Numbers For Fifth Grade Mathematics Students
The purpose of this action research study was to observe the effectiveness of the utilization of an instructional tool in my three mathematics classes. Using a tool, called an Interactive Student Notebook, or ISN, the goal was to equip my students with a tool that would allow them to take and keep daily notes as well as conduct guided and independent practice in an organized fashion. I believed that my students would therefore utilize their notes and class work as a reference and study tool to assist them with their homework as well as studying for assessments. Weak to moderate correlations between the students’ ISN assessments and end-oftopic assessments scores was found. In-class observations of student utilization of their ISNs and out-of-class observations of students’ collected ISNs were also conducted to assess how well students were able to keep their ISNs neat and organized. It was observed that most of the students were able to keep their ISNs complete and organized. Students also shared, by completing surveys, mostly positive feedback of the ISN process. They shared how often they used their ISNs at home as a reference and study tool and how useful they believed their ISNs were. Therefore, I concluded that even though there was not a strong correlation between high ISN assessment scores and high topic assessment scores, the ISN was still a useful tool that assisted my students to keep organized notes and class work, and proved to be a useful reference and study tool.
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Master of Education (M.Ed.)
College of Education
Teaching, Learning, and Leadership
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Dissertations, Academic -- Education;Education -- Dissertations, Academic
Twar, Brian J., "The Effects Of Using An Interactive Student Notebook On The Understanding Of The Concepts And Algorithms Of Addition And Subtraction Of Fractions And Mixed Numbers For Fifth Grade Mathematics Students" (2011). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1807.