Communication, low-performing, decimals, fractions, attitudes, mathematics, middle school
Within a low-performing seventh grade mathematics classroom, communication techniques including discourse, collaborative groups, listening, reading, and writing were implemented during a six week period. This study shows how the use of these techniques led to the twenty four students' conceptual understanding of fraction and decimal concepts. This research study provides insight to the deep-seeded beliefs of low-performing students. It provides a record of how the teacher used communication techniques in the classroom and had a strong positive impact on the attitudes and performance of these struggling students.
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Master of Education (M.Ed.)
College of Education
Teaching and Learning Principles
K-8 Math and Science
Length of Campus-only Access
Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Guyton, Pamela, "Using Communication Techniques In The Low-performing Mathematics Classroom: A Study Of Fractions,decimals,performance And Attitu" (2008). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3662.