A summer math institute: Adolescent girls' experiences in mathematics

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291767
Title:
A summer math institute: Adolescent girls' experiences in mathematics
Author:
Ram, Amy J.
Issue Date:
1999
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of this research is to examine possible causes of gender differences in mathematics and to investigate potential methods for lessening their effect on adolescent girls. Throughout a six week, summer school mathematics course, the participants were exposed to various activities and instructional methods thought to positively impact adolescent girls' self-esteem, self-efficacy and future mathematics course taking plans. Data collected included pretest - posttest measures as well as interview and observational data. The results indicate that along with a statistically significant improvement in mathematical skills, the participants showed an increase in self-confidence related to learning mathematics. The amount of mathematics courses the participants planned to take increased considerably by the end of the study. Suggestions for future research are also discussed.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Education, Mathematics.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Educational Psychology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Wilkes, Glenda

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleA summer math institute: Adolescent girls' experiences in mathematicsen_US
dc.creatorRam, Amy J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRam, Amy J.en_US
dc.date.issued1999en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this research is to examine possible causes of gender differences in mathematics and to investigate potential methods for lessening their effect on adolescent girls. Throughout a six week, summer school mathematics course, the participants were exposed to various activities and instructional methods thought to positively impact adolescent girls' self-esteem, self-efficacy and future mathematics course taking plans. Data collected included pretest - posttest measures as well as interview and observational data. The results indicate that along with a statistically significant improvement in mathematical skills, the participants showed an increase in self-confidence related to learning mathematics. The amount of mathematics courses the participants planned to take increased considerably by the end of the study. Suggestions for future research are also discussed.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Mathematics.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Psychologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorWilkes, Glendaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1396515en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b39916704en_US
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