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Understanding College Students' Use of Written Feedback in Mathematics , Erin Loraine Carroll

Identity Work to Teach Mathematics for Social Justice , Navy B. Dixon

Structural Reasoning with Rational Expressions , Dana Steinhorst

## Theses/Dissertations from 2021 2021

## Theses/Dissertations from 2020 2020

Mathematical Identities of Students with Mathematics Learning Dis/abilities , Emma Lynn Holdaway

Student Use of Mathematical Content Knowledge During Proof Production , Chelsey Lynn Van de Merwe

## Theses/Dissertations from 2019 2019

Making Sense of the Equal Sign in Middle School Mathematics , Chelsea Lynn Dickson

Secondary Preservice Mathematics Teachers' Curricular Reasoning , Kimber Anne Mathis

Aspects of Engaging Problem Contexts From Students' Perspectives , Tamara Kay Stark

## Theses/Dissertations from 2018 2018

Addressing Pre-Service Teachers' Misconceptions About Confidence Intervals , Kiya Lynn Eliason

## Theses/Dissertations from 2017 2017

Curriculum Decisions and Reasoning of Middle School Teachers , Anand Mikel Bernard

## Theses/Dissertations from 2016 2016

Insight into Student Conceptions of Proof , Steven Daniel Lauzon

## Theses/Dissertations from 2015 2015

Teacher Participation and Motivation inProfessional Development , Krystal A. Hill

English Learners' Participation in Mathematical Discourse , Lindsay Marie Merrill

Parents and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics , Rebecca Anne Roberts

Examining the Effects of College Algebra on Students' Mathematical Dispositions , Kevin Lee Watson

Academic and Peer Status in the Mathematical Life Stories of Students , Carol Ann Wise

## Theses/Dissertations from 2014 2014

The Effect of Students' Mathematical Beliefs on Knowledge Transfer , Kristen Adams

Language Use in Mathematics Textbooks Written in English and Spanish , Kailie Ann Bertoch

Teachers' Curricular Reasoning and MKT in the Context of Algebra and Statistics , Kolby J. Gadd

An Investigation of How Preservice Teachers Design Mathematical Tasks , Elizabeth Karen Zwahlen

## Theses/Dissertations from 2013 2013

Exploring the Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching of Japanese Teachers , Ratu Jared R. T. Bukarau

## Theses/Dissertations from 2012 2012

Manipulatives and the Growth of Mathematical Understanding , Stacie Joyce Gibbons

Mathematics Teacher Time Allocation , Ashley Martin Jones

## Theses/Dissertations from 2011 2011

How Student Positioning Can Lead to Failure in Inquiry-based Classrooms , Kelly Beatrice Campbell

Teachers' Decisions to Use Student Input During Class Discussion , Heather Taylor Toponce

A Conceptual Framework for Student Understanding of Logarithms , Heather Rebecca Ambler Williams

## Theses/Dissertations from 2010 2010

Growth in Students' Conceptions of Mathematical Induction , John David Gruver

## Theses/Dissertations from 2009 2009

A Comparison of Mathematical Discourse in Online and Face-to-Face Environments , Shawn D. Broderick

## Theses/Dissertations from 2008 2008

Student Teacher Knowledge and Its Impact on Task Design , Tenille Cannon

How Eighth-Grade Students Estimate with Fractions , Audrey Linford Hanks

Similar but Different: The Complexities of Students' Mathematical Identities , Diane Skillicorn Hill

Mathematics Student Teaching in Japan: A Multi-Case Study , Allison Turley Shwalb

## Theses/Dissertations from 2007 2007

Probing for Reasons: Presentations, Questions, Phases , Kellyn Nicole Farlow

One Problem, Two Contexts , Danielle L. Gigger

## Theses/Dissertations from 2006 2006

## Theses/Dissertations from 2005 2005

An Examination of the Role of Writing in Mathematics Instruction , Amy Jeppsen

## Theses/Dissertations from 2004 2004

Reasoning About Motion: A Case Study , Tiffini Lynn Glaze

## Theses/Dissertations from 2003 2003

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- An exploration of learning difficulties experienced by grade 12 learners in euclidean geometry : a case of Ngaka Modiri Molema district Mudhefi, Fungirai ( 2022-08-20 ) The purpose of this study was to investigate the learning difficulties experienced by Grade 12 learners in Euclidean geometry. Despite the efforts exerted in terms of time, material and human resources in the teaching and ...
- The relationship between anxiety, working memory and achievement in mathematics in grade 5 learners : a case study of Tshepisong schools Mnguni, Maria Tebogo ( 2022-01-21 ) This study investigated the relationship between anxiety, working memory and achievement in mathematics in grade 5 learners at Tshepisong schools. A sample of 300 grade 5 learners from Tshepisong schools was selected using ...
- The effects of using a graphic calculator as a cognitive tool in learning grade 10 data handling Rambao, Mpho ( 2022-09 ) The integration of technology in the mathematics classroom is believed to have an influence on how the learners learn and change their perception of mathematics. Therefore, technology tools are developed to enhance the ...
- Integration of ethnomathematics in the teaching of probability in secondary school mathematics in Zimbabwe Turugari, Munamato ( 2022-06 ) Underpinned by the social constructivism theory and the praxis of integrating ethnomathematics in the teaching of probability, this PAR developed a policy framework for facilitating the integration of ethno-mathematics in ...
- Evaluating Grade 10 learners’ change in understanding of similar triangles following a classroom intervention Maweya, Amokelo Given ( 2022 ) Geometry, in particular Euclidean geometry, has been highlighted as a subject in mathematics that presents a variety of challenges to many secondary school learners. Many students struggle to gain appropriate knowledge of ...
- The impact of technology integration in teaching grade 11 Euclidean geometry based on van Hiele’s model Bediako, Adjei ( 2021-10-10 ) This quantitative study reports on the impact of using GeoGebra software to teach Grade 11 geometry through van Hieles’ levels theory, merged with some elements of the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge framework. ...
- A framework towards improved instruction of probability to grade seven students : a case of South African schools in Mpumalanga province Kodisang, Sophy Mamanyena ( 2022-02-03 ) This empirical phenomenological study explored teachers’ conceptual understanding of probability to gain insights into how this understanding enhanced their instructional classroom practice. The study was motivated by the ...
- The use and effect of Geogebra software in Calculus at Wachemo University, Ethiopia : an investigation Tola Bekene Bedada ( 2021-08 ) With the rapid growth of technology in the 21st century, traditional teaching and learning methods are considered outdated and not suitable for the active learning processes of the constructivist learning approach. The ...
- Exploration of Grade 8 learners’ misconceptions in learning surface area and volume of prisms at a high school in Johannesburg East District Sibanda, Edwin ( 2021-01-29 ) This study was conducted in order to explore Grade 8 learners’ perceptions through misconceptions they display when learning surface area and volume of prisms, which hinder conceptual understanding. A case study was used ...
- Exploring learning difficulties experienced by Grade 9 mathematics learners in understanding 3D shapes in Geometry Kgopane, Khomotso Welcome ( 2021-07 ) This study aimed to explore learning difficulties experienced by Grade 9 Mathematics learners in understanding 3D shapes in Geometry. To achieve that aim, the study focused on achieving three objectives, namely to: identify ...
- Relationship between learners’ proficiency in common and algebraic fractions : a case of grade 10 learners at a Limpopo high school Mangwende, Lina ( 2021-06 ) In Mathematics, the topic of fractions is one of the most difficult topics for both teachers and learners. The primary focus of the study was to examine how pedagogical strategies could be used in the teaching of common ...
- Using ubuntu values to enhance disruptive pedagogies for effective and meaningful teaching of grade 12 Euclidean geometry Chidziva, Justine ( 2021-06 ) Using a convergent mixed-methods parallel research design, this study explored how the use of Ubuntu values can enhance disruptive pedagogies for effective and meaningful teaching of Grade 12 Euclidean geometry. It employed ...
- Exploring the grade 11 mathematics learners' experiences and challenges in solving probability problems in selected Soshanguve schools Zhou, Tinevimbo ( 2019-11 ) This study explored the challenges experienced by Grade 11 mathematics learners in solving probability problems in selected Soshanguve Township Schools in the Gauteng Province of South Africa. The aim of the study was to ...
- Teachers’ perceptions of problem solving in mathematics : a case of Manzini Region in Eswatini Nhlabatsi, Nkosikhona Calvin ( 2019-11 ) Problem solving is an innovative instructional practice currently receiving attention and advocacy in mathematics education. It may support learners to develop knowledge to employ ideas in real world situations. It motivates ...
- Exploring ninth graders' reasoning skills in proving congruent triangles in Ethusini circuit, KwaZulu-Natal Province Mapedzamombe, Norman ( 2020-09 ) Euclidean Geometry is a challenging topic for most of the learners in the secondary schools. A qualitative case study explores the reasoning skills of ninth graders in the proving of congruent triangles in their natural ...
- An exploration of mathematical knowledge for teaching for Grade 6 teachers in the teaching of fractions : a case study of three schools in Capricorn South District Moloto, Phuti Margaeret ( 2020-12-24 ) The study aimed to explore teachers’ mathematical knowledge in respect of teaching the concept of fractions to Grade 6 learners. To that end a qualitative study was done, using a case study design. Data were collected ...
- Exploring mathematics learners’ problem-solving skills in circle geometry in South African schools : (a case study of a high school in the Northern Cape Province) Abakah, Fitzgerald ( 2019-10 ) This study examined “problem solving skills in circle geometry concepts in Euclidean Geometry. This study was necessitated by learners’ inability to perform well with regards to Euclidean Geometry in general and Circle ...
- Influence of mathematics vocabulary teaching on primary six learners’ performance in geometry in selected schools in the Greater Accra region of Ghana Orevaoghene, Ngozi Obiageli ( 2020-12 ) The study investigated the strategies used in teaching geometry in primary six as well as the perception of teachers on geometry vocabulary teaching, how geometry vocabularies were taught and, lastly, how the teaching of ...
- Exploring misconceptions of Grade 9 learners in the concept of fractions in a Soweto (township) school Moyo, Methuseli ( 2020-09 ) The study aimed to explore misconceptions that Grade 9 learners at a school in Soweto had concerning the topic of fractions. The study was based on the ideas of constructivism in a bid to understand how learners build on ...
- Exploring learners' understanding of trigonometric functions using GeoGebra software : a case of grade 11 Mathematics learners at a school in Tshwane South District Makandidze, Lancelot Sibanengi ( 2020-05 ) The purpose of this study was to explore the learners’ understanding of trigonometric functions using GeoGebra software. A qualitative case study approach was used with six Grade 11 learners at a school in Tshwane South ...

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Construction of a non-standard integral on ac [0, 1] .

## On the Axiomatization of Mathematical Understanding: Continuous Functions in the Transition to Topology

## Finding the “Best” n-die when Fixing the Sum

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## Describing Students' Analogical Reasoning While Creating Structures in Abstract Algebra

## An Alternative Solution Method for Trajectory Optimization for Martian Descent and Landing

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## Modeling a Causal Relationship Between Poisson Processes

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## THE MATH TEACHING GAP: A STUDY OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DIFFERENT LEVELS OF MATHEMATICS TEACHER EFFECTIVENESS AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

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- Findings from previous studies suggest that the effectiveness of students' teachers can have a significant impact on student achievement outcomes. However, scholars have not updated research on the short- and long-term effects of this experience, nor have they tied the information to highly effective and highly ineffective teachers' beliefs on teaching and learning. Using mixed research methods, I sought answers to the following research questions: Question 1 - Does mathematics teacher effectiveness affect student achievement when compounded over multiple years? Question 2 - What are effective/ineffective mathematics teachers' beliefs about teaching and learning? I first employed quantitative methods to assess the effects of spending three years in a row with highly effective or highly ineffective teachers. When I looked for the short-term effects of these three years that the students experienced, there was a statistically significant difference between entering & exiting achievement across teacher assignment group, with a large effect size. Additionally, there were statistically significant differences of entering & exiting achievement across teacher assignment group for students of differing achievement levels, with large effect sizes. There was no statistically significant effect of teacher assignment group on the change in achievement by entering achievement level. When I looked for the long-term effects of these three years, there were statistically significant differences in students' Algebra I projections by teacher assignment group, as well as statistically significant differences in students' SAT Math projections by teacher assignment group. I then utilized blind, semi-structured interviews with five highly effective teachers and five highly ineffective teachers to compare their views on teaching and learning to (1) the prevailing views of effective teaching in the math wars, and (2) to each other. I found that the highly effective teachers expressed more constructivist views of teaching and learning and the highly ineffective teachers expressed more traditional views. I also found there were distinct characteristics between highly effective and highly ineffective teachers' beliefs, specifically around beliefs on student engagement and responsibility for learning. The quantitative and qualitative results of this study have many implications for policy makers, K-12 teacher professional development and support programs, and teacher preparation programs.
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Adamy, Peter Hilton. An analysis of factors that influence technology integration by math teacher educators. Ph.D. thesis, University of Virginia.

Recent Submissions · An exploration of learning difficulties experienced by grade 12 learners in euclidean geometry : a case of Ngaka Modiri Molema district .

Analogical reasoning has played a significant role in the development of modern mathematical concepts. Although some perspectives in mathematics education have

This dissertation analyzed survey data to examine whether teachers' beliefs predict students' mindsets and academic skills at the end of the academic year.

A Dissertation presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School. University of Missouri ... strengthened my knowledge of mathematics education research.

THE MATH TEACHING GAP: A STUDY OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DIFFERENT LEVELS OF MATHEMATICS TEACHER EFFECTIVENESS AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT.

MATHEMATICS TEACHERS by. SARAH E. DONALDSON. B.A., Covenant College, 1998. M.Ed., The University of Georgia, 2007. A Dissertation Submitted to the Graduate

Three teacher researchers conducted this action research project to increase their 54 high school students' achievements in mathematics.

In this dissertation, the general term of practicum is used, which includes all forms of school-based teacher education. Learners refers to