Date of Defense
Christine Browning, Mathematics
Kevin Dykema, Mattawan Middle School
Allison Young, Education
How does a teacher improve a student's conceptual understanding and, consequently, their self-confidence in the math classroom? This requires an effective learning environment that is also comfortable for students. This thesis attempts to answer the following question: does using graphing calculators, as an implemented learning tool in the middle school mathematics classroom, significantly help to improve both conceptual understanding and self-confidence in students?
Bierenga, Brian, "Improved Self-Confidence and Conceptual Understanding Through Students' Use of Graphing Technology in the Middle School Mathematics Classroom" (2002). Honors Theses. 647.
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