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Keywords

Mathematics--Study and teaching (Elementary); Mathematics--Computer-assisted instruction; Diaries--Authorship--Study and teaching (Elementary);

Abstract

An action research study was conducted in a second grade classroom in a nonpublic elementary school with student seven-to-eight years of age. The purpose of the research was to determine if the use of computer-based content journaling leads to a better understanding of the mathematical vocabulary being focused on and to establish if the use of computer-based reflective journal entries has a positive impact on the students' attitude toward mathematics.

The comparison of scores from the pre-assessment and post-assessment of vocabulary knowledge demonstrated an increase in accuracy. Journaling helped students arrive at the generalization relating the size of what is being measured with the unit of measurement and established a relationship between the unit of measurement and the amount of time needed to measure the item. Journaling provided an opportunity for students to explain their thought processes and required students to interact with words.

Year of Submission

2006

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Leigh E. Zeitz

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Date Original

2006

Object Description

1 PDF file (vi, 42 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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