Keywords

middle school students, measurement, mathematics

Abstract

Student performance on measurement concepts in mathematics was the basis for this action research study. This study summarizes research conducted in a seventh grade classroom at an urban middle school during fall of 2005. The study investigated the practice of using hands-on activities in addition to the standard mathematics curriculum to improve student performance in measurement tasks. Students were asked to respond to questions posed by both teacher and other students in the classroom. Data were collected using measurement survey, focus group discussions, math journals, and teacher observations. Results of this study showed that student performance on measurement tasks increased throughout the course of the study. Student gains were recorded and analyzed throughout the eight-week study period. Twenty-one out of 26 students that participated in the study showed performance growth in measurement concepts.

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Graduation Date

2008

Advisor

Dixon, Juli

Degree

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

College

College of Education

Department

Teaching and Learning Principles

Degree Program

K-8 Math and Science

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0002228

URL

http://purl.fcla.edu/fcla/etd/CFE0002228

Language

English

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

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