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THE EFFECTS OF DISCOURSE AND JOURNAL WRITING ON STUDENTS' ATTITUDES TOWARDS MATHEMATICS IN A FIFTH GRADE CLASSROOM: AN ACTION RESEARCH STUDY.

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2005
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The purpose of this study was to investigate how my use of discourse and journal writing affected students' attitudes and conceptions of mathematics in a 5th grade mathematics classroom. The nature of students' strengths and weaknesses with mathematics using discourse and journal writing were described. To show students' attitudes towards the two teaching methods transcription of teacher and student discourse on digital audio recordings, observational notes, journal writing, and pre and post attitude surveys were used. The research approach was qualitative and quantitative. The participants in this twelve-week study were twenty fifth grade students from a private school in central Florida. Through analysis of the data collected, the students showed positive improvement in attitude towards discourse and journal writing in the mathematics classroom. The study supported that discourse and journal writing are important to student learning.
Title: THE EFFECTS OF DISCOURSE AND JOURNAL WRITING ON STUDENTS' ATTITUDES TOWARDS MATHEMATICS IN A FIFTH GRADE CLASSROOM: AN ACTION RESEARCH STUDY.
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Name(s): Rose, Anna, Author
Ortiz, Enrique, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2005
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The purpose of this study was to investigate how my use of discourse and journal writing affected students' attitudes and conceptions of mathematics in a 5th grade mathematics classroom. The nature of students' strengths and weaknesses with mathematics using discourse and journal writing were described. To show students' attitudes towards the two teaching methods transcription of teacher and student discourse on digital audio recordings, observational notes, journal writing, and pre and post attitude surveys were used. The research approach was qualitative and quantitative. The participants in this twelve-week study were twenty fifth grade students from a private school in central Florida. Through analysis of the data collected, the students showed positive improvement in attitude towards discourse and journal writing in the mathematics classroom. The study supported that discourse and journal writing are important to student learning.
Identifier: CFE0000722 (IID), ucf:46616 (fedora)
Note(s): 2005-08-01
M.A.
Education, Department of Teaching and Learning Principles
Masters
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Subject(s): discourse
attitudes
education
elementary
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0000722
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Host Institution: UCF

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