Research Paper On Math Manipulatives

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  • Autobiographical Account of 'Math Anxiety'

    A 5 page research paper that explores the topic of "math anxiety," a term which refers to the paralyzing fear experienced by many people that they will perform badly when faced with a timed aptitude test on any form of math. This examination of math anxiety offers an autobiographical account of this author's math experience, from the elementary to the college level, as well as the math experiences of a colleague. This is followed by a discussion as to whether or not math anxiety is gender related. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Questions on Math Instruction

    This 5 page paper discusses specific questions. Why is problem solving important to math instruction? Why is reading important for math instruction? Why it is important to understand mathematical content to teach math. The writer also comments on the importance of considering students when planning math lessons. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Math Anxiety, Understanding the Fear of Mathematics

    9 pages in length. A comprehensive look at the problem of 'math anxiety' and numerous studies that have attempted to help improve our understanding of its treatment. Among other things, the writer discusses how to quantitatively assess Math Anxiety and concludes with recommendations for helping young children who suffer from it. Bibliography lists 20+ sources.

  • Streaming Grouping Australia

    This 9 page paper discusses ability grouping in primary math classes in Australia. It identifies the contents of new Math Syllabus. It reports the pros and cons of ability grouping on different student groups found in the research. This began as streaming in Australia which is not done much any more but ability grouping is popular. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Teaching of Math in California

    A 5 page paper. The catalyst question for this paper was: How to teach Saxon Math to 4th/5th grade GATE students in accordance with the California math standards. The essay begins with some general comments about the California Mathematics Standards, including a general synopsis of what students are supposed to do by the end of the 5th grade. The focus of the Saxon math series is then explained. Comments about Saxon math from others are reported. The writer concludes that while Saxon math may fit within the general criteria of the standards, it would not be a good program to use with students who were gifted in math. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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