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The primary purpose of this paper is twofold: (1) to present a review of the literature of video animation and study its role in math education; and (2) to conduct a preliminary study of a new video animation math program. The study is motivated largely by a rampant fear of math in American schools and the need to reduce this fear by integrating technology in the teaching of math. The study addresses the following questions: (1) could television and video help to improve elementary students' ability to understand and increase their interest in learning math? (2) is there a way to combine math and television to make math more fun? and (3) how much math do students learn from this combined approach? The results showed that television and video educational programs can provide, through visual and auditory systems, instructional information from which young viewers can and do learn. It also reveals that students' math learning styles associate closely with the left brain/ right brain theory, and left brain/right brain theory has become a key issue in teaching math and in understanding the development of math learning among students.

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Master of Arts in Education


General Educational Psychology

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Radhi H. Al-Mabuk

Second Advisor

Charles V. L. Dedrick


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