As many of you know, this past April 1, 2009, I decided to start a master’s program and enroll at Western Governors University. I am currently working towards a Master’s of Education in Learning and Technology. Previously, I solicited respondents for two survey tools for a different instructional process. I am now in the process of revising things and working with the following instructional problem:
Teachers struggle to effectively teach the skills necessary for students to solve word problems in mathematics. To be successful in the 21st century, students need experience collaborating and opportunities to share multiple ways to solve word problems in mathematics. Teachers lack teaching strategies to help students acquire the skills necessary when solving word problems. Students need to experience real world problems and share their approaches to solving problems. Technology can help teachers deliver instruction that models problem solving strategies, guides students in the thinking process and allows students to share strategic approaches to solving problems in mathematics.
As part of the needs analysis process, I would appreciate your thoughts on each of the following questions. The targeted audience for this survey and project is any teachers in a public or private institution that teachers math to fifth through eighth graders.
Please tweet, plurk, blog, or email the links above to your colleagues that teach math to fifth – eighth grades. Thank you so much for assisting me with my capstone project!