Keywords

Math Education, At-risk Students, Direct Instruction, Problem Solving Strategies, Bilingual, Multicultural

Abstract

This action research study examined the influence mathematical strategies had on middle school students' mathematical ability. The purpose of this action research study was to observe students mathematical abilities and to investigate whether teaching students problem-solving strategies in mathematics will enhance student's mathematical thinking and their ability to comprehend and solve word problems. The study took place in an urban school in Orlando, Florida in the fall of 2004. The subjects will be 12 eighth grade students assigned to my intensive math class. Quantitative data was collected. Students' took a pre and post test designed to measure and give students practice on mathematical skills. Students worked individually on practice problems, answered questions daily in their problem solving notebook and mathematics journals. Results showed the effectiveness of the use of direct instruction and problem-solving strategies on at-risk students.

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Graduation Date

2008

Advisor

JeanPierre, Bobby

Degree

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

College

College of Graduate Studies

Degree Program

K-8 Math and Science

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0002095

URL

http://purl.fcla.edu/fcla/etd/CFE0002095

Language

English

Release Date

June 2008

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

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