Date of Award
Master of Arts in Education
First Reader/Committee Chair
Many students who are proficient with basic math facts struggle for understanding when it comes to word problems. Teachers time and time again teach and re-teach problem solving strategies in hope that their students will one day acquire all the skills necessary to become proficient in this area. Unfortunately understanding problem solving skills is not the only answer to solving word problems. There has been a significant amount of evidence linking reading comprehension to mathematical reasoning. The development of a website to assist teachers and students who are having difficulties with mathematical word problems is extremely beneficial. The website is designed with links, power points, and examples that enhance reading comprehension within mathematical word problems. Through this project, it has been determined that students who are exposed to an additional mathematical program related to breaking apart word problems show evidence of a greater understanding and mastery of solving mathematical word problems.
Conley, Michele E., "UTILIZING TECHNOLOGY TO ENHANCE READING COMPREHENSION WITHIN MATHEMATICAL WORD PROBLEMS" (2014). Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations. 121.
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