Current Research in Mathematics education

Student discussions in cooperative learning groups in a high school mathematics classroom: A descriptive multiple case study
Susan R. Phillips, 2010
Teachers want and need students to excel in the classroom. Cooperative learning is one method recognized to address this. Numerous researchers have shown that cooperative learning leads to improved...
Efficacy of Preschool Teacher Math Talk
Francis McGoron, 2010
Transcript analyses of classroom observations reveal how three preschool teachers use the language of math as they interact and engage children in ; Circle Time.; Subsequent interviews analyze h...
A case study of the mathematical learning of two teachers acquiring mathematical knowledge for teaching
David R. Hartman, 2010
This study offers an analysis of the learning of practicing teachers as they acquire a deeper knowledge of mathematics. While some professional developers have shifted part of their focus to helpin...
Teacher mathematics learning and middle school student achievement
Sally Marie Mascia, 2010
United States policymakers have taken measures to improve learning for all students emphasizing the use of scientifically based research in choosing educational programs to promote school improveme...
The effects of motivation, perceived learning strategy use, and mathematics anxiety on the mathematics competency of postsecondary developmental mathematics students
Rebecca Grassl, 2010
Mathematics competency continues to limit the success of many students and prevents their completion of a postsecondary degree, which ultimately prevents access to education, jobs, and upward socia...
The effect of a math emporium course redesign in developmental and introductory mathematics courses on student achievement and students' attitudes toward mathematics at a two-year college
Amy Renee Bishop, 2010
The purpose of this research was to determine the effect of computer-based instruction on student mathematics achievement and students' attitudes toward mathematics in developmental and introductor...
The impact of SMART Board technology on growth in mathematics achievement of gifted learners
Patricia A. Riska, 2010
This study examined whether SMART Board technology increased growth in mathematics performance of fourth grade gifted students. Gifted students in North Carolina were studied to determine if the u...
Mathematics self-efficacy of community college students in developmental mathematics courses
David W. Clutts, 2010
Mathematics self-efficacy was defined as an individual's beliefs about how he or she would perform a specific math task or in a specific mathematics or related course. Mathematics self-efficacy wa...
The Impact of Curriculum Looping on Standardized Literacy and Mathematics Test Scores
Ralph D. Nessler, 2010
There is a lack of research on the practice of curriculum looping and student achievement. The purpose of this study was to examine academic achievement between students in looping classes and thos...
The Impact of Use of Mathematics Manipulatives on Attitudes Toward Mathematics Success Among Students in a Multigrade Classroom
Betty F. Nugent, 2010
Math manipulatives are designed to help students visualize and maneuver math concepts. Many studies have been conducted using manipulatives in a single-grade classroom. The purpose of this quantita...
Statistical argumentation in project-based learning environments
Rick Alan Hudson, 2010
Recent educational reform initiatives call for additional attention to be placed on data analysis and statistics in the K-12 school curriculum and an emphasis on mathematical processes such as reas...
A Comparison of Fourth Grade Students with Learning Disabilities and their Nondisabled Peers on Mathematics Reasoning Performance
Sandra J. Bressette, 2010
Students with specific learning disabilities (SLD) tend to have difficulty with reasoning and communication across many mathematical domains. The purpose of this study was, through open response qu...
College Students' Concept Images of Asymptotes, Limits, and Continuity of Rational Functions
Girija Sarada Nair, 2010
The purpose of this research was to investigate student conceptions of the topic of asymptotes of rational functions and to understand the connections that students developed between the closely re...
Collapsing the fear of mathematics: A study of the effects of Navajo culture on Navajo student performance in mathematics
Henry H. Fowler, 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 "mediocrit...
The effects of intervention and retention in high school mathematics courses on passing the California High School Exit Exam
Ellen Yvonne Green, 2010
Students who make adequate yearly progress in grade-level mathematics courses should expect to pass the mathematics portion of their high school exit exam on the first attempt. Expectation theory s...
The effects of positive school engagement on math and reading achievement in midwestern suburban middle school students
Heather C. Phipps, 2010
Ensuring high academic achievement in schools with increasingly diverse students is a challenge. Assessing student engagement can be a powerful tool in predicting potential success and identifying ...
Exploration of the lived experiences of undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics minority students
Kimberly Snead-McDaniel, 2010
An expanding ethnicity gap exists in the number of students pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers in the United States. The National Action Council for Minoritie...
Using Scratch for learner-constructed multimedia: A design-based research inquiry of constructionism in practice
Jeffrey Thomas Boyer, 2010
This design-based research study investigates the impact on learning when young learners design multimedia that demonstrates an understanding of math content. During this study, 5; th; graders us...
Factors influencing success in online high school algebra
Feng Liu, 2010
At present, an increasing number of students at the K-12 level in the U.S. are taking courses online via virtual schools, which have been in existence since the end of the 20; th; century. Virtua...
Teachers' Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Benchmark Assessment Data to Predict Student Math Grades
Lawanna M. Lewis, 2010
The purpose of this correlational quantitative study was to examine the extent to which teachers perceive the use of benchmark assessment data as effective; the extent to which the time spent teach...