Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Arts in Education (MAE)
This study focuses on 1 12 mid-western middle school sixth grade students who exhibit one or more of the following strands: mathematical reasoning, number sense; estimation and computation; patterns, functions, and algebra; data analysis statistics; geometry and spacial sense; or measurement. A series of 2,025 correlations were conducted between: The Measures of Academic Achievement Test (produced by Northwest Evaluation Association), The Dunn, Dunn, and price Learning Style Inventory, and a sixteen point classroom student characteristics survey. This yielded a total of 144 significant values, 10-15 within each weakness strand, indicating possible relationships between test scores and student preferences. Data analysis also supported the initial postulation of heterogeneous groupings (diverse population - ability, gender, ethnicity) within and across any given strand(s). Further results and implications for educators, of these findings are discussed.
Buzay, Lorin, "An Investigation Of The Relationships Between Learning Styles, Individual Characteristics, and Mathematical Strand Weaknesses." (2005). Theses and Graduate Projects. 558.