A study of perceptions of mathematics signs: implications for teaching

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dc.contributor.advisor Lang, Harry - Chair en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Bateman, Gerald en_US
dc.contributor.author Glaser, Paul en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-09-20T18:10:35Z en_US
dc.date.available 2005-09-20T18:10:35Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2005-09-20T18:10:35Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/1052 en_US
dc.description Masters Projects en_US
dc.description.abstract There is increasing importance being placed on the role mathematics signs play in teaching and learning in the classroom. Potential ramifications of invented signs on teaching and learning need to be investigated. Many teachers have different signs for certain mathematics terms and it is possible that a lack of standardization may influence learning. There is a particular need to investigate perceptions of technical signs in order to help prepare new teachers who pursue careers in mathematics education for the deaf. The present project was designed to assist new and experienced mathematics teachers and interpreters for the deaf as well as students interested in learning about mathematics signs. Perceptions about 25 math signs were examined through interviews with college professors, teachers, interpreters, and deaf students and an online survey was administered to 11 high school mathematics teachers. Only 8 out of 25 mathematics signs were found to be in widespread use among all mathematics teachers and interpreters in this study. Most teachers did not have signs for advanced mathematics terms and fingerspelled those terms to avoid inventing signs. en_US
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dc.subject Deaf education en_US
dc.subject Mathematics and sign language en_US
dc.subject Teaching strategies en_US
dc.title A study of perceptions of mathematics signs: implications for teaching en_US
dc.type Masters Project en_US
dc.description.college National Technical Institute for the Deaf en_US
dc.description.department Secondary Education of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing en_US
dc.description.approval 2005-05 en_US

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