M.A. in Mathematics Education
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math Education
College of Education
Diaries--Authorship; Math anxiety; Mathematics--Remedial teaching; Mathematics--Study and teaching (Higher)
Science and Mathematics Education
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of journal writing on mathematics anxiety in developmental algebra classes at the college level. Two classes of "Elementary Algebra," comprised of twenty-three college level students, were used for this experiment. During the six week study, the experimental group, consisting of ten students, wrote in math journals on various mathematics topics assigned by the researcher. The control group, consisting of thirteen students, did not keep a journal. Both groups were pretested and posttested using the Mathematics Anxiety Rating Scale for Adolescents. Independent t-tests were used to analyze the results. It was concluded that there was no significant difference in the levels of mathematics anxiety between the control group and the experimental group.
Pelton, Kevin J., "Effects of journal writing on mathematics anxiety" (1996). Theses and Dissertations. 2200.