Factors that Affect College Students' Attitude Toward Mathematics

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ProQuest, 2008 - 166 pages
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Many students have poor attitudes toward mathematics. This mixed methods study investigates factors that affect college students' attitudes toward mathematics as well as what may be done to reverse or prevent poor student attitudes in the future. Ninety-nine college algebra students completed a retrospective quantitative survey in order to amass numerical data and guide interview choices. Twenty-three of the ninety-nine students were interviewed to gain in-depth knowledge of what factors affect their attitude as well as suggestions on improving these attitudes.
 

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Contents

Table of Contents
1
LIST OF FIGURES
15
Literature Review
19
Methodology
49
Dissertation Timeline
54
Phase I Grouping Process
57
Phase II Grounded Theory Technique
60
Research Question Summary
63
Most Significant Grade Band
70
Attitude Trend
71
Student Groupings by Grade and Trend
72
Relationship between Factors that Affect College Students Attitude toward Mathematics
100
Conclusion
103
References
125
Quantitative Survey
137
Copyright

Results
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