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Bridges in Mathematics: small successes of some struggling math students
Norman Kidwell (author)Andrew Kitchenham (Thesis advisor)University of Northern British Columbia (Degree granting institution)
Master of Education (MEd)
Education-Curriculum and Instruction
Number of pages in document: 85
Issues surrounding math learning abound. This paper reviews topics surrounding poverty and education, surveys the debate involving best practices and math teaching and investigates the discussion on abilities and math learning: the inclusiveness all learners. This comparative analysis looks at pre- and post-test assessment results from a group of struggling elementary math students before and after the introduction of the constructivist program Bridges in Mathematics to discover an increase in their math understanding. These encouraging results suggests a more in-depth at-length study to look at issues in want of further investigation including measuring the efficacy of the program over time. --P.ii.
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Elementary)Arithmetic -- Study and teaching (Elementary)Bridges in Mathematics (Program) -- Evaluation.