## ASU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This collection includes most of the ASU Theses and Dissertations from 2011 to present. ASU Theses and Dissertations are available in downloadable PDF format; however, a small percentage of items are under embargo. Information about the dissertations/theses includes degree information, committee members, an abstract, supporting data or media.

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- 43 Arizona State University
- 12 Middleton, James
- 10 Sloane, Finbarr
- 10 Thompson, Patrick W
- 7 Carlson, Marilyn
- 6 Milner, Fabio
- 6 Roh, Kyeong Hah
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- 5 Middleton, James A
- 5 Zandieh, Michelle
- 4 Saldanha, Luis
- 4 Thompson, Patrick
- 3 Buss, Ray
- 2 Atkinson, Robert K
- 2 Bitter, Gary G
- 2 Fishel, Susanna
- 2 Heck, Thomas
- 2 Van De Sande, Carla
- 2 Zambo, Ronald
- 2 Zazkis, Dov
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- 1 Bolley, Staci Ann
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- 1 Hatfield, Neil
- 1 Herriman, Patricia Valles
- 1 Holmes, Raquell M
- 1 Hong, Yi-Chun
- 1 Horan, John
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- 1 Johnson, Jeffrey Ivan
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- 1 Judson, Eugene
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- Software Defined Pulse-Doppler Radar for Over-The-Air Applications: The Joint Radar-Communications Experiment

Recently there has been an increase in the number of people calling for the incorporation of relevant mathematics in the mathematics classroom. Unfortunately, various researchers define the term relevant mathematics differently, establishing several ideas of how relevancy can be incorporated into the classroom. The differences between mathematics education researchers' definitions of relevant and the way they believe relevant math should be implemented in the classroom, leads one to conclude that a similarly varied set of perspectives probably exists between teachers and students as well. The purpose of this exploratory study focuses on how the student and teacher perspectives on relevant …

- Contributors
- Redman, Alexandra, Middleton, James, Sloane, Finbarr, et al.
- Created Date
- 2012

The primary purpose of this study is to examine the effect of knowledge for teaching mathematics and teaching practice on student mathematics achievement growth. Thirty two teachers and 299 fourth grade students in three elementary schools from one school district in urban area participated in the study. Most of them are Hispanic in origin and about forty percent is English Language Learners (ELLs). The two level Hierarchical Linear Model (HLM) was used to investigate repeated measures of teaching practice measured by Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) instrument. Also, linear regression and a multiple regression to examine the relationship between teacher …

- Contributors
- Kim, Seong Hee, Sloane, Finbarr, Middleton, James, et al.
- Created Date
- 2012

Drawing on Lave and Wenger (1991) this study explores how preservice elementary teachers develop themselves as teachers of mathematics, in particular, from the time of their teacher education courses to their field experiences. This study also researches the critical experiences that contributed to the construction of their identities and their roles as student teachers in their identity development. The stories of Jackie, Meg, and Kerry show that they brought different incoming identities to the teacher education program based on their K-12 school experiences. The stories provide the evidence that student teachers' prior experience as learners of mathematics influenced their identities …

- Contributors
- Kang, Hyun Jung, Middleton, James A, Battey, Dan, et al.
- Created Date
- 2012

A sample of 127 high school Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus students from two schools was utilized to study the effects of an engineering design-based problem solving strategy on student performance with AP style Related Rate questions and changes in conceptions, beliefs, and influences. The research design followed a treatment-control multiple post-assessment model with three periods of data collection. Four high school calculus classes were selected for the study, with one class designated as the treatment and three as the controls. Measures for this study include a skills assessment, Related Rate word problem assessments, and a motivation problem solving survey. Data …

- Contributors
- Thieken, Johnny, Ganesh, Tirupalavanam, Sloane, Finbarr, et al.
- Created Date
- 2012

This study purposed to determine the effect of an endogenously designed instructional game on conceptual understanding of the associative and distributive properties of multiplication. Additional this study sought to investigate if performance on measures of conceptual understanding taken prior to and after game play could serve as predictors of game performance. Three versions of an instructional game, Shipping Express, were designed for the purposes of this study. The endogenous version of Shipping Express integrated the associative and distributive properties of multiplication within the mechanics, while the exogenous version had the instructional content separate from game play. A total of 111 …

- Contributors
- Denham, Andre R., Nelson, Brian C., Atkinson, Robert K., et al.
- Created Date
- 2012

The purpose of this study is to impact the teaching and learning of math of 2nd through 4th grade math students at Porfirio H. Gonzales Elementary School. The Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) model serves as the independent variable for this study. Its intent is to promote math instruction that emphasizes problem-solving to a greater degree and facilitates higher level questioning of teachers during their instructional dialogue with students. A mixed methods approach is being employed to see how the use of the CGI model of instruction impacts the math achievement of 2nd through 4th grade students on quarterly benchmark assessments …

- Contributors
- Medrano, Juan Candelario, Ann, Keith, David, Carlson L, et al.
- Created Date
- 2012

This dissertation describes an investigation of four students' ways of thinking about functions of two variables and rate of change of those two-variable functions. Most secondary, introductory algebra, pre-calculus, and first and second semester calculus courses do not require students to think about functions of more than one variable. Yet vector calculus, calculus on manifolds, linear algebra, and differential equations all rest upon the idea of functions of two (or more) variables. This dissertation contributes to understanding productive ways of thinking that can support students in thinking about functions of two or more variables as they describe complex systems with …

- Contributors
- Weber, Eric David, Thompson, Patrick, Middleton, James, et al.
- Created Date
- 2012

The research indicated effective mathematics teaching to be more complex than assuming the best predictor of student achievement in mathematics is the mathematical content knowledge of a teacher. This dissertation took a novel approach to addressing the idea of what it means to examine how a teacher's knowledge of mathematics impacts student achievement in elementary schools. Using a multiple case study design, the researcher investigated teacher knowledge as a function of the Mathematics Teaching Cycle (NCTM, 2007). Three cases (of two teachers each) were selected using a compilation of Learning Mathematics for Teaching (LMT) measures (LMT, 2006) and Developing Mathematical …

- Contributors
- Burke, Margaret, Middleton, James A, Sloane, Finbarr, et al.
- Created Date
- 2013

Research on combinatorics education is sparse when compared with other fields in mathematics education. This research attempted to contribute to the dearth of literature by examining students' reasoning about enumerative combinatorics problems and how students conceptualize the set of elements being counted in such problems, called the solution set. In particular, the focus was on the stable patterns of reasoning, known as ways of thinking, which students applied in a variety of combinatorial situations and tasks. This study catalogued students' ways of thinking about solution sets as they progressed through an instructional sequence. In addition, the relationships between the catalogued …

- Contributors
- Halani, Aviva, Roh, Kyeong Hah, Fishel, Susanna, et al.
- Created Date
- 2013

Researchers have postulated that math academic achievement increases student success in college (Lee, 2012; Silverman & Seidman, 2011; Vigdor, 2013), yet 80% of universities and 98% of community colleges require many of their first-year students to be placed in remedial courses (Bettinger & Long, 2009). Many high school graduates are entering college ill prepared for the rigors of higher education, lacking understanding of basic and important principles (ACT, 2012). The desire to increase academic achievement is a wide held aspiration in education and the idea of adapting instruction to individuals is one approach to accomplish this goal (Lalley & Gentile, …

- Contributors
- Foshee, Cecile Mary, Atkinson, Robert K, Elliott, Stephen N, et al.
- Created Date
- 2013