ENGAGING SECONDARY STUDENTS IN MATHEMATICS WITH PROJECTS
CREATED BY IMPLEMENTING HOWARD GARDNER’S MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES
In the last couple of decades emphasis has been placed on Howard Gardner’s multiple
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the statement, “Math is hard for me even when I study” and after the real-life math activities
involving the bodily/kinesthetic learning style disagreed strongly. Females were neutral but
changed slightly after the activities (see Figure...
complained when anything they were required to accomplish took more time than they thought it
Students’ understanding of math was very interesting. Pupils leaned towards disagreeing
with the statement, “Math brings out my...
High School are females? The boys also disagreed with the statement but not as strongly (see
Depending on the different types of activity the students were working on determined the
different learning styles they used. After the...
Eighteen out of the twenty-two students used six of the learning styles. Musical/rhythmic
learning style was not used in the presentation (see Figure 4.35).
The final project given to the student was a scale drawing. Six students did not...
Learning in detail about the different learning styles created by Howard Gardner
increased my desire to implement the strategies that have been proven to help students learn to
the best of their abilities. Even though at times I feel frustrated...
I learned during the research how very important it is to use cross curriculum to
encourage interest in mathematics. I have learned that reaching one child is worth all the time,
effort and persistence it takes. Being an advocate does make a...
engaging if they include names of students in the class. Students often benefit from creating
problems for each other (Wadlington and Wadlington, 2008).
Writing stories and listening to books are not the only ways an individual...
student attitudes regarding the homework, and lack of time to prepare effective
assignments. Students simply do not like homework. The time homework requires, cuts
into their extracurricular activities and downtime away from school.
A lack of...
Learning style and math interest surveys
Learning style surveys were given on Wednesday, March 10, 2010. This survey was to
inform the educator of the different learning styles preferred by her students. She would take...
Mattos, & Weber, 2009, p. 28). Fuchs, Mock, Morgan, and Young (2003) prefer standard
protocol because “everyone knows what to implement, and it is easier to train practitioners to
conduct an intervention correctly and to assess the accuracy of...
allowed to draw the ideas presented (Nolen, 2003). He/she likes to work with maps, puzzles,
charts, visualizations and images (Denig, 2004).
Students all benefit from visuals. Today, individuals with learning disabilities are
Collection of Real-life math assignments/activities
Seven stories were chosen for the first activity from Math Stories for Problem Solving
Success (Overholt, et. al., 1990). They were Tessa’s grounding, Jake’s surprise, The Pro...
area”(Silvermann, 2002). In fact, rote recall of sequential math steps in order to answer
math problems leads to a shallow level of understanding (Rapp, 2009).
The visual spatial learner has the same probability of being successful...
behind academically they lose a certain amount of self-confidence. This is especially
crucial when dealing with math. The time restraints in a regular education classroom
make it difficult for a teacher to address the varying problems of each...
Introduction- Nature of the Problem
School gardens have constituted a valuable opportunity to integrate curriculum
and provide hands-on learning. The school garden movement planted itself in numerous
education philosophies including...
implemented as instructional projects to engage students in mathematics at Parowan High
School. The instructional projects the students choose for their activity will be worked on and
completed outside of the regular classroom. The educator will...
A common interpretation of the link between low parental knowledge and
child/adolescent problem behavior is that parents, by actively monitoring the
nature of their adolescents’ activities and companions, are better able to intervene,