Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Mathematics--Study and teaching (Elementary); Mathematics--Computer-assisted instruction; Diaries--Authorship--Study and teaching (Elementary);
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
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Leigh E. Zeitz
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©2006 Debbie Hansel
Hansel, Debbie, "Vocabulary development through math journaling using technology resources in an elementary math classroom" (2006). Graduate Research Papers. 780.