Essay on Sample Action Research

3508 Words Aug 17th, 2013 15 Pages
An Action Research The Effect of Computer-based Mathematics on Problem Solving

Contact Information: Daisy T. Emanuel 3rd Grade Teacher Sadie Tillis

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Contents Chapter 1: An Overview…………………………………………………….3 Chapter 2: Introduction……………………………………………………...4 Chapter 3: Literature Review ...……………………………………………..5 Chapter 4: Description of Research Method………………………………...9 Chapter 5: Results…………………………………………………………...8 Chapter 6: Discussion………………………………………………………14 Chapter 7: Conclusion……………………………………………………...15 References………………………………………………………………….16

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Chapter 1... Overview ABSTRACT The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of computer-based mathematics curriculum on problem solving and the students’ attitudes toward
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Chapter 2…….. Introduction While planning for my third grade math class, I often wonder to myself how effective is the use of computer-base math on students’ problem solving. What are students’ attitudes toward computer-based mathematics and, what effect their attitudes have on implementation of computer-based math? My research will answer these questions by looking at the effect computerbased mathematics curriculum have on problem solving. Problem solving is one of the hardest concepts for students to grasp especially in word problems. Students generally have a difficult time determining what information they need or which operation they should perform. Difficulty comes from the inability to understand the wording of the problems. In my school here at Sadie Tillis I believe the problem stems from the lack of background knowledge and the meager help these students receive from home. Sadie Tillis is a Title 1 School which means the majority of our students are on free or reduce lunch. We are also a Reading First School. Sadie Tillis is located on the southwest side of Jacksonville, Florida. Our students come from two low income apartment complexes, trailer parks, and at least three stable sub divisions. Fifth grade students at Sadie Tillis have a history of low FCAT math scores. Students in grade 3 and 4 have shown progress, but fifth graders are still struggling to meet the standards in math. This problem is the reason I decided to look at the effect

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