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Dissertation - NSU Access Only

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Doctor of Education


Center for the Advancement of Education


Dr. William W. Anderson


Cooperative Learning, Addition, Subtraction with Regrouping, Cooperative Grouping, Mathematical concepts, Motivation, Self-Esteem, Student Attitude, Student Achievement, Concepts, Problem Solving.


The aim of this practicum was to eliminate primary grade students' negative perception that mathematics is difficult and to assist students in developing and understanding of number concepts and computational skills. Students in the targeted group were heterogeneously grouped into teams of three. Students were given a math pretest before implementation. Determine skilled deficient areas and a post-test after implementation to define skill improvement areas. Students were also administered a pre/post attitudinal survey to ascertain the students attitude toward before, and after the implementation. The outcome of this practicum was encouraging. The objectives stated at the beginning of implementation were successfully met. The data collected at the end of the implementation. Suggested that cooperative grouping (1) provides for a non-threatening environment that is conducive to learning, (2) allows weak students to grasp concepts that appeared to be beyond their reach in the traditional setting, (3) enhances student motivation and achievement.

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