Developing a Concept Mapping Approach to Mathematics Achievement in Middle School

Caldwell, William H. and Al-Rubaee, Faiz and Lipkin, Leonard and Caldwell, Della F. and Campese, Matthew (2006) Developing a Concept Mapping Approach to Mathematics Achievement in Middle School. In: Concept Maps: Theory, Methodology, Technology. Proc. of the Second Int. Conference on Concept Mapping. Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica, pp. 170-176. ISBN 9977-15-148-2

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Concept mapping has been very useful in a variety of disciplines; however, there has been relatively little use of it in mathematics in the United States. A project to bring the use of concept mapping into middle grades mathematics was begun at the University of North Florida (UNF) in the spring of 2005, and has produced a design for a two-week, summer middle grades mathematics camp for delivery in the summer of 2006. Preceding the camp is a series of teacher professional development workshops provided for the (middle school) teachers of the camps. The workshops focus on the use of concept maps in planning, classroom delivery, and assessment; on the use of the CmapTools software; and, on the development of activities appropriate to Algebra I topics or readiness, and also which integrate a concept mapping component. This paper describes the development process, the instruments developed, the summer camp itself, and planned follow-up during the 2006-2007 school year.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paper, CMC2006
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Depositing User: Mr. Ernest Prats
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2012 07:57
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2012 21:08

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