Date of Award
Open Access Dissertation
College of Education
This paper addresses a need for change in instructional practices to improve student performance in transferring of mathematical concepts to mathematical applications in Algebra 2 classes at Burdine High School (BHS) in South Carolina. The teacher-researcher has created a mathematics literacy instructional model, the Functional Linguistics of Mathematics Instruction model, which was implemented during an instructional unit on quadratic functions. A mixed methods design with an action research approach was utilized to determine the effects of this model on students’ performance on an application-based assessment. Preliminary findings suggest initial success with the model as a remedy for applied mathematics shortcomings among Algebra 2 students at BHS. Reflections, suggestions for further research, and a step-by-step action plan for direct implementation as a result of this study are discussed. This paper serves as the communication of this study’s conceptual framework, design, research context, findings, summary, action plan, and conclusion.
Burnett, S. R.(2018). The Effect of the Functional Linguistics of Mathematics Instruction (FLMI) Model on Quadratic Application Skills in Algebra. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from https://scholarcommons.sc.edu/etd/4891