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Scheduled interviews for the third project were interrupted by the many activities at the
end of school. Students were talked to when their projects came in either before or after school.
The eighth grade students at Parowan High School do not...
Engaging students in the study of mathematics is one of the goals of NCTM (Principles,
2000). The educator used Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences created in 1983 to
increase the level of engagement of her...
events. After observing and interviewing all students in the creative project, the instructor
realized that the boys often became frustrated and tired of repetition, like converting
measurements for the scale drawing project and making numerous...
The final learning style surveyed, intrapersonal, showed fewer males with a preference of
working alone. The educator, during her years of teaching, has observed that boys chose to work
alone rather than with other students. After the...
The average response to the statements “I do not enjoy math, I find math boring, and I am
not interested in math” was neutral, didn’t agree or disagreed. The students signed up for the next
class required because it was expected. The...
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...
This literature review begins by explaining the importance of early reading intervention
including federal legislation prompting RTI. There is a brief section discussing the complexity in
learning to read which...
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...
attained the mastery criterion early in the sequence of tasks. (Burns &
VanDerHeyden, 2009, p. 85-86).
Most educators and schools are aware of the active process of early intervention
and practice it daily.
Iron Springs Elementary in Cedar City,...
Engaging students in math concepts is crucial to their understanding in the field of
mathematics. The pupil’s desire to continue enrolling in the different classes offered in
mathematics including but not limited to...
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...
Frustration with math and the poor attitude that follows can severely damper a
student’s ability to succeed in the present and future. A negative attitude towards math is
one of the biggest hurdles that educators must overcome before any real...
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K: No. They choose their friends, but we can decide if they can go there for a playdate.
I: So you can encourage them.
K: Right. I invite the friends I‘m not comfortable with, if I don‘t know another family...
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...