Essay about Application And Application For Mathematics Education

898 Words Sep 24th, 2015 4 Pages
I. Introduction

I became interested creating and applying methodologies for mathematics education because the entry-level mathematics students often encounter difficulties in understanding magnitudes of large numbers. I shall begin my case study from some experiments that how accurately the children could estimate the numbers magnitudes by various aspects of a stimulus.
Thus far, my research has followed two lines of inquiry. The first line of study is to identify children’s different understanding levels for number magnitudes and to accurately estimate numbers7. Specifically I am interested in incremental changes in children’s early-stage estimation strategies that have far-reaching influence on later mathematics development.
. The second line of research involves the investigation of teaching and learning in different educational settings. I have been working on projects that seek to provide culturally and personally relevant curriculum in Algebra, computation and other problem solving. I plan to continue these lines of research as well as research that incorporate my own teaching as a faculty member of your department.

II. Summary of Previous and Ongoing work

The work that has led up to my dissertation has focused on children’s development of numerical magnitudes understanding and development. I have worked with kindergartners and first graders in the local 5 public elementary schools that assess the growth in their application of numbers. My interest in this area is…

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