# Dissertations Mathematics Education

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#### Theses/Dissertations from 2017

Curriculum Decisions and Reasoning of Middle School Teachers, Anand Mikel Bernard

Teacher Response to Instances of Student Thinking During Whole Class Discussion, Rachel Marie Bernard

Kyozaikenkyu: An In-Depth Look into Japanese Educators' Daily Planning Practices, Matthew David Melville

Analysis of Differential Equations Applications from the Coordination Class Perspective, Omar Antonio Naranjo Mayorga

#### Theses/Dissertations from 2016

The Principles of Effective Teaching Student Teachershave the Opportunity to Learn in an AlternativeStudent Teaching Structure, Danielle Rose Divis

#### Theses/Dissertations from 2015

Teacher Participation and Motivation inProfessional Development, Krystal A. Hill

Student Evaluation of Mathematical Explanations in anInquiry-Based Mathematics Classroom, Ashley Burgess Hulet

English Learners' Participation in Mathematical Discourse, Lindsay Marie Merrill

Mathematical Interactions between Teachers and Students in the Finnish Mathematics Classroom, Paula Jeffery Prestwich

Parents and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, Rebecca Anne Roberts

Examining the Effects of College Algebra on Students' Mathematical Dispositions, Kevin Lee Watson

Problems Faced by Reform Oriented Novice Mathematics Teachers Utilizing a Traditional Curriculum, Tyler Joseph Winiecke

Academic and Peer Status in the Mathematical Life Stories of Students, Carol Ann Wise

#### Theses/Dissertations from 2014

The Effect of Students' Mathematical Beliefs on Knowledge Transfer, Kristen Adams

Language Use in Mathematics Textbooks Written in English and Spanish, Kailie Ann Bertoch

Teachers' Curricular Reasoning and MKT in the Context of Algebra and Statistics, Kolby J. Gadd

Mathematical Telling in the Context of Teacher Interventions with Collaborative Groups, Brandon Kyle Singleton

An Investigation of How Preservice Teachers Design Mathematical Tasks, Elizabeth Karen Zwahlen

#### Theses/Dissertations from 2013

Student Understanding of Limit and Continuity at a Point: A Look into Four Potentially Problematic Conceptions, Miriam Lynne Amatangelo

Exploring the Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching of Japanese Teachers, Ratu Jared R. T. Bukarau

Comparing Two Different Student Teaching Structures by Analyzing Conversations Between Student Teachers and Their Cooperating Teachers, Niccole Suzette Franc

Professional Development as a Community of Practice and Its Associated Influence on the Induction of a Beginning Mathematics Teacher, Savannah O. Steele

Types of Questions that Comprise a Teacher's Questioning Discourse in a Conceptually-Oriented Classroom, Keilani Stolk

#### Theses/Dissertations from 2012

Student Teachers' Interactive Decisions with Respect to Student Mathematics Thinking, Jonathan J. Call

Manipulatives and the Growth of Mathematical Understanding, Stacie Joyce Gibbons

Learning Within a Computer-Assisted Instructional Environment: Effects on Multiplication Math Fact Mastery and Self-Efficacy in Elementary-Age Students, Loraine Jones Hanson

Mathematics Teacher Time Allocation, Ashley Martin Jones

#### Theses/Dissertations from 2011

How Student Positioning Can Lead to Failure in Inquiry-based Classrooms, Kelly Beatrice Campbell

Teachers' Decisions to Use Student Input During Class Discussion, Heather Taylor Toponce

A Conceptual Framework for Student Understanding of Logarithms, Heather Rebecca Ambler Williams

#### Theses/Dissertations from 2010

Growth in Students' Conceptions of Mathematical Induction, John David Gruver

Contextualized Motivation Theory (CMT): Intellectual Passion, Mathematical Need, Social Responsibility, and Personal Agency in Learning Mathematics, Janelle Marie Hart

Thinking on the Brink: Facilitating Student Teachers' Learning Through In-the-Moment Interjections, Travis L. Lemon

Understanding Teachers' Change Towards a Reform-Oriented Mathematics Classroom, Linnae Denise Williams

#### Theses/Dissertations from 2009

A Comparison of Mathematical Discourse in Online and Face-to-Face Environments, Shawn D. Broderick

The Influence of Risk Taking on Student Creation of Mathematical Meaning: Contextual Risk Theory, Erin Nicole Houghtaling

Uncovering Transformative Experiences: A Case Study of the Transformations Made by one Teacher in a Mathematics Professional Development Program, Rachelle Myler Orsak

#### Theses/Dissertations from 2008

Student Teacher Knowledge and Its Impact on Task Design, Tenille Cannon

How Eighth-Grade Students Estimate with Fractions, Audrey Linford Hanks

Similar but Different: The Complexities of Students' Mathematical Identities, Diane Skillicorn Hill

Choose Your Words: Refining What Counts as Mathematical Discourse in Students' Negotiation of Meaning for Rate of Change of Volume, Christine Johnson

Mathematics Student Teaching in Japan: A Multi-Case Study, Allison Turley Shwalb

#### Theses/Dissertations from 2007

Applying Toulmin's Argumentation Framework to Explanations in a Reform Oriented Mathematics Class, Jennifer Alder Brinkerhoff

What Are Some of the Common Traits in the Thought Processes of Undergraduate Students Capable of Creating Proof?, Karen Malina Duff

Probing for Reasons: Presentations, Questions, Phases, Kellyn Nicole Farlow

One Problem, Two Contexts, Danielle L. Gigger

The Main Challenges that a Teacher-in-Transition Faces When Teaching a High School Geometry Class, Greg Brough Henry

Discovering the Derivative Can Be "Invigorating:" Mark's Journey to Understanding Instantaneous Velocity, Charity Ann Gardner Hyer

#### Theses/Dissertations from 2006

How a Master Teacher Uses Questioning Within a Mathematical Discourse Community, Omel Angel Contreras

Determining High School Geometry Students' Geometric Understanding Using van Hiele Levels: Is There a Difference Between Standards-based Curriculum Students and NonStandards-based Curriculum Students?, Rebekah Loraine Genz

The Nature and Frequency of Mathematical Discussion During Lesson Study That Implemented the CMI Framework, Andrew Ray Glaze

Second Graders' Solution Strategies and Understanding of a Combination Problem, Tiffany Marie Hessing

What Does It Mean To Preservice Mathematics Teachers To Anticipate Student Responses?, Matthew M. Webb

#### Theses/Dissertations from 2005

Fraction Multiplication and Division Image Change in Pre-Service Elementary Teachers, Jennifer J. Cluff

An Examination of the Role of Writing in Mathematics Instruction, Amy Jeppsen

#### Theses/Dissertations from 2004

Reasoning About Motion: A Case Study, Tiffini Lynn Glaze

#### Theses/Dissertations from 2003

An Analysis of the Influence of Lesson Study on Preservice Secondary Mathematics Teachers' View of Self-As Mathematics Expert, Julie Stafford

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#### Dissertations from 2017

The Effect of Instructional Strategies On Math Anxiety and Achievement: A Mixed Methods Study Of Preservice Elementary Teachers, Janelle K. Lorenzen

The Design of an Instrument to Assess Clinical Laboratories Efficacy Post Implementation of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act, Harry McDonald Jr.

A Comparative Study Teaching Chemistry Using the 5E Learning Cycle and Traditional Teaching with a Large English Language Learner Population in a Middle School Setting, Cynthia Nicole McWright

Race, Socioeconomic Status, and Implicit Bias: Implications for Closing the Achievement Gap, Elizabeth Schlosser

Perceived Ideal Traits of a Mentor as Viewed By African American Students In Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, Mary L. Smith

#### Dissertations from 2016

Analysis of Professors’ Perceptions Towards Institutional Redevelopment of Brownfield Sites in Alabama, Berkley Nathaniel King Jr.

An Analysis of the ACT Sub-Scores’ Ability to Predict the Outcome of College Algebra Through the Lens of Modern Chaos Theory, Johnathan Jay McEwen

Supplemental Action Learning Workshops: Understanding the Effects of Independent and Cooperative Workshops on Students’ Knowledge, Kathryn M. Morris

A Quantitative Analysis of Factors Influencing the Professional Longevity of High School Science Teachers in Florida, James Alexander Ridgley Jr

Math Emporium Model: Preparing Developmental Students for College Algebra, Stephanie Patton Williams

#### Dissertations from 2015

Assessing Awareness, Interest, and Knowledge of Fractal Geometry among Secondary Mathematics Teachers in the United States and China, Suanrong Chen

What Concerns are Secondary Mathematics Teachers Experiencing with the Implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and Is There a Relationship Between the Concerns and Professional Development Received?, Suzanne Therez Jennings

The Relationship Between Students’ Applied Mathematics Skills and Students’ Attitudes Towards Mathematics, Taylor Andrew Kilman

Moving College Students to a Better Understanding of Substrate Specificity of Enzymes Through Utilizing Multimedia Pre-Training and an Interactive Enzyme Model, Mounir R. Saleh

Assessment of Student Knowledge of the Weak and Strong Nuclear Forces, Pramila Shakya

#### Dissertations from 2014

A Study of the Teaching Beliefs of the Modern Post Secondary Science Instructor and Implications They May Hold for the Future of Science Education, Michael Charles Howard

Online Versus Face-to-Face Biology: A Comparison of Student Transactional Distance, Approach to Learning, and Knowledge Outcomes, Mary Erin Riggins

#### Dissertations from 2013

Dialogue as a Tool for Meaning Making, Angela Suzanne Dudley Bruni

The Effect of Asian Origin, Culture and Learning Beliefs on High School Students' Physical Science Learning Beliefs, Xiaolan Li

Nursing Students' Attitudes Toward Science in the Nursing Curricula, Jill Deanne Maroo

View of Socioscientific Issues Among Educators: The Willingness of Teachers to Accept SSI Into the Classroom and the Reason Underlying Those Beliefs, John Carlos Parr

Students' Confidence in the Ability to Transfer Basic Math Skills in Introductory Physics and Chemistry Courses at a Community College, Reginald Quinn

Gamification in Science Education: The Relationship of Educational Games to Motivation and Achievement, Kelly Elizabeth Rouse

The Effect of Online Discussion Forums on Student Learning and Student Perception of Learning in a Science Course at the Community College Level, Rachel Syring Ryan

The Role of Service-Learning on College Students' Environmental Literacy: Content Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors, Joanna Lynn Bush Singletary

Science Fair: Is It Worth the Work? A Qualitative Study on Deaf Students' Perceptions and Experiences Regarding Science Fair in Primary and Secondary School, Vivian Lee Smith

#### Dissertations from 2012

Seeing the Chemistry Around Me – Helping Students Identify the Relevance of Chemistry to Everyday Life, Tracy Lynn Moore

Factors Related to Student Performance in Statistics Courses in Lebanon, Hiba Salim Naccache

#### Dissertations from 2011

Causal Attributions of Nontraditional Students in a Developmental Mathematics Course at a Two-Year College, Jacob Dasinger

The Relationship Between Attitude and Anxiety Toward Teaching Science in Pre-Service Elementary Teachers and the Use of Science Olympiad Events, Allison Armstrong Downing

Does the Use of a Graphing Calculator Tutorial Affect the Attitudes, Achievement, and Calculator Ability of Non-Mathematics Majors in a Calculus Course?, Kari Michelle Everett

The Effects of Simplified Schema-Based Instruction on Elementary Students' Mathematical Word Problem Solving Performance, Houbin Lewis Fang

Establishing Construct Validity of the Biology I Subject Area Testing Program in Mississippi, Christy Michelle Hollis Philippoff

Changes in Perceived Self-Efficacy and Attitude Toward Science and Teaching Science in Elementary School, Betsy Ann Sullivan

Investigating Macroscopic, Submicroscopic, and Symbolic Connections in a College-Level General Chemistry Laboratory, Felicia Culver Thadison

#### Dissertations from 2010

The Effect of a Math Emporium Course Redesign in Developmental and Introductory Mathematics Courses on Student Achievement and Students' Attitudes Toward Mathematics at a Two-Year College, Amy Renée Bishop

Cooperative Learning: Attitudes, Perceptions, and Achievement in a Traditional, Online, and Hybrid Instructional Setting, Allison Hardin Duckworth

Professional Development in College Science Teaching, Aimee Kathryn Thomas

The Natural Provenance: Ecoliteracy in Higher Education in Mississippi, Sarah Elizabeth Wheeless

Assessing the Impact of a Computer-Based College Algebra Course, Ningjun Ye

#### Dissertations from 2009

Gender, Mathematics, Reading Comprehension and Science Reasoning as Predictors of Science Achievement Among African-American Students at a Historical Black College or University, Consuella Artiemese Davis

African-American College Student Attitudes Toward Physics and Their Effect on Achievement, Carl Timothy Drake

Integration of the BSCS 5E Instructional Method and Technology in an Anatomy and Physiology Lab, Tamilselvi Gopal

Teaching Science in Light of World View: The Effect of Contextualized Instruction on the Scientific Compatibility of Religious College Students' World Views, Paula Rae Gossard

#### Dissertations from 2008

South Mississippi Public Elementary School Teachers' Implementation of and Attitudes Toward Inquiry-Based Science, Thomas Franklin Sumrall

#### Dissertations from 2007

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Using Children's Literature to Enhance Views of Nature of Science and Scientific Attitude in Fourth Graders, Kathryn Walker Hampton

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Dynamics of a Model Three Species Predator-Prey System With Choice, Douglas Magomo

#### Dissertations from 2003

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Efficacy of a Post-Secondary Environmental Science Education Program On the Attitude Toward Science of a Group of Mississippi National Guard Youth Challenge Program students, William Bradford Smith

#### Dissertations from 2002

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Conceptual and Attitude Change of Community College Students Through Reading-Writing-Science Learning Connection, Ivy Aleta Sullivan

#### Dissertations from 2000

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A Comparison of Two Microscale Laboratory Reporting Methods In a Secondary Chemistry Classroom, Lance Michael Martinez

#### Dissertations from 1999

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The Development and Assessment of Constructivist-Based Curriculum Changes In a University General Biology Laboratory Course, Sherry Shelton Herron

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A Study of Preservice Elementary Teachers Enrolled In a Discrepant-Event-Based Physical Science Class, James Edward Lilly

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Analyzing the High School Biology Education In Yemen, Abdulsalam Dael Saif

#### Dissertations from 1998

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The Change In Students' Understanding of the Mole Concept In Introductory College Chemistry, Shane Harvie Smith

#### Dissertations from 1997

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The Influence of the Guided Constructivist Instructional Model On Attitudes Toward Secondary-Level Physics, Kamel Salim Dallal

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The Effect of a Short-Term Intervention Program On the Development of Spatial Ability In Middle School, Deanna Lee Kuiper Noyes

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An Exploration of the Perceptions, Developmental Reasoning Levels, Differences In Learning Processes, and Academic Achievement Levels of Students In Introductory College Microbiology, Barbara Ann Matherly Poole

#### Dissertations from 1996

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Science Achievement As a Criterion for Judging the Effectiveness of Home Schooling, Christian Schooling, and Public Schooling, Robert Glenn Molsbee

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Analyzing Factors Affecting Knowledge and Defensibility of Attitudes Toward Wetlands, Jeff Alan Thomas

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Initial Misconceptions and Change In Misconceptions Through Traditional Instruction, and Their Relationship to Students' Learning Styles and Achievement In First Semester College Physics, Ann Therese Zukoski

#### Dissertations from 1988

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A Study of the Relationship Between Science Anxiety and Grade Level, Gender, and Students' and Parents' Perceptions of Science, Scientists and Science Teachers, Donald Wayne Meissner

#### Dissertations from 1986

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The Impact of Integrated Process Skills Training On Inservice Junior High School Science Teachers' Integrated Process Skills, Abilities, Teaching, Anxieties, and Classroom Performance (Mississippi), MURRAY PATON PENDARVIS

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