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THE EFFECTS OF HANDS-ON INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES ON FOURTH GRADE STUDENTS' ATTITUDES AND PERFORMANCE IN MATHEMATICS

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2006
Abstract/Description:
This study summarizes research conducted in a fourth grade classroom in a suburban elementary school in the fall of 2005. This study investigated the practice of using hands-on instructional strategies, enhanced with technology, to improve students' attitudes and performance in mathematics. The classroom teacher supplemented conventional mathematics instruction with hands-on activities. Attitudinal data were collected using a pre- and post anxiety survey as well as journal writing assignments and student interviews. Performance data was collected using evaluative assessments. Results of this study showed a positive change in students' attitude towards mathematics. Student performance gains were recorded and analyzed throughout the 12-week study. Twenty of the 26 students who participated in the study scored satisfactorily on all evaluative assessments. Data indicated little change was evident in student performance on assessments due to the high performing students who participated in the study.
Title: THE EFFECTS OF HANDS-ON INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES ON FOURTH GRADE STUDENTS' ATTITUDES AND PERFORMANCE IN MATHEMATICS.
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Name(s): Hosack, Lindsey, Author
Gresham, Gina, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2006
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study summarizes research conducted in a fourth grade classroom in a suburban elementary school in the fall of 2005. This study investigated the practice of using hands-on instructional strategies, enhanced with technology, to improve students' attitudes and performance in mathematics. The classroom teacher supplemented conventional mathematics instruction with hands-on activities. Attitudinal data were collected using a pre- and post anxiety survey as well as journal writing assignments and student interviews. Performance data was collected using evaluative assessments. Results of this study showed a positive change in students' attitude towards mathematics. Student performance gains were recorded and analyzed throughout the 12-week study. Twenty of the 26 students who participated in the study scored satisfactorily on all evaluative assessments. Data indicated little change was evident in student performance on assessments due to the high performing students who participated in the study.
Identifier: CFE0001025 (IID), ucf:46815 (fedora)
Note(s): 2006-05-01
M Ed
Education, Department of Teaching and Learning Principles
Masters
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Subject(s): mathematics
anxiety
attitudes
hands-on instructional strategies
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0001025
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Host Institution: UCF

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