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med 595

MED 595

Research in Mathematics Education

what you need for this course
What you need for this course.
  • You MUST activate your student email account. The format is The format for the username is as follows:
    • first 4 letters of last name plus
    • first initial plus
    • middle initial plus
    • 2nd digit of birth month plus
    • 2nd digit of birthday
  • A valid SUNY ID.
  • You need access to the internet.
  • You need to have Microsoft Word or a word processor that will save in word format.
recommended
Recommended
  • APA Style Manual
  • Microsoft Office
assignments
Assignments
  • All assignment will be handed in electronically by Friday following the class by 12:00 pm.
  • IT MUST BE IN MICROSOFT WORD FORMAT
  • No late assignments will be accepted.
  • Email to : [email protected]
materials

Materials

Many materials will be distributed electronically at:

http://math.buffalostate.edu/~MED595

goals for the course
Goals for the Course
  • Familiarize you with the current research on teaching and learning.
  • You develop and understanding of methods of doing research.
  • Get a start on the Masters Project and an understanding of what this entails.
the masters project
The Masters Project
  • The name is misleading.
  • This is not a “Project” in the sense that “Project” has been used in your coursework so far.
  • Every SUNY campus is either a master thesis/project or comprehensive exam campus as a cumulating experience to your masters degree.
  • The experience of the Project is for the students to demonstrate that you can pose and test a question through research and experimentation.
what is the difference between a project and a thesis
What is the difference between a Project and a Thesis?
  • A thesis is researching an original question that would lead to a publication.
  • A project question can be replication of an existing study or with research methods that are not as rigorous. Type of studies can be historical, statistical inference, survey or mathematical.
parts of a project
Parts of a Project
  • Chapter 1 - Your Question
    • What information are you seeking and why is it important?
  • Chapter 2 - Review of Research
    • What research has been done in regard to your question?
  • Chapter 3 - Your Study
  • Chapter 4 - Your Conclusions and Suggestions for future research
what is research
What is research?
  • “Research is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration” - Edison/Einstein
  • It is a lot of grunt work.
  • It is a lot of reading and reflecting.
  • A lot of reflecting.
hardest thing

Hardest Thing?

To come up with a question.

think about how policies and determined by your school
Think about how policies and determined by your school?

One thing is true. Decisions in education are based upon

too little information.

what is a question you might ask

What is a question you might ask?

Form groups are raise three questions.

assessment
Assessment
  • 50% Reaction Papers and assignments Each week you will hand in a reaction to an issue in the reading. This must be sent to me by Friday. Either mail or E-mail.
  • 10% Tests
  • 10% Class participation- This is not an attendance grade.
  • 30% Proposal
attendance
Attendance:

Attendance is mandatory. Your final grade will be multiplied by where A is the number of classes you do not attend and N is the number of class meetings.

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Policy

Research Documents

Opinions

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