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How using Thinking Maps in Math will improve comprehension in content literacy

March 19, 2016 | Author: | Posted in child, education

THINKING MAPS IN MATH WILL IMPROVE

COMPREHENSION IN CONTENT LITERACY

EDUC 6375

Dr . Idalia Perez , Professor of Record

Tri 2 , 2006

NICHOLASA CASTRO-DELANOE (Due Date ) 3-25-06

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Introduction

Would you like your child to learn math or any other subject , and remember them years from now ? Quite difficult to believe , yet with thinking maps it can happen . The students can visualize clearly the concepts , linking them to their present knowledge base , and continually adding on to it . Thinking Maps (R ) are more effective in teaching content [banner_entry_middle]

, especially in math , for their flexibility enable them to link strategies with more complex situations

Research support for Thinking Maps (R

Do you know that many schools and universities in the United States are using the thinking maps ? Many of these institutions as well as their heads are all praises for these visual tools . Cindy Scott , assistant principal of the Brunswick County Public Schools , said Although we realize that a combination of factors led to our success this past year the staff believes that the use of Thinking Maps (R ) played a critical role (Research on Thinking Maps , 1996 . Margaret Fain Elementary School in Atlanta of Georgia showed dramatic improvement in test scores ‘ of students was observed when the Thinking Maps (R ) program was implemented there . From 32 percent math scores in 1994 , the test results increased to 63 percent after the program was implemented in 1995 (K1112 . The scores in reading , writing and math in East Burke Middle School increased by more than 15 percentage points in three years after

the use of the Thinking Maps (R (Creating Change Inc , 2005 . The Carl Waitz

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Elementary School in Mission , Texas showed an increase in math scores from 41 .2 percent to 76 .5 percent . The A .T . Allen Elementary School in Cabarrus Co , NC showed an increase in math test scores from 80 to 91 percent in 1998 when Thinking Maps (R ) were used by the students (K1112

MacIntyre (2002 ) found out that after a whole of year of using Thinking Maps (R , the students , both exceptional and regular ones , showed developmental gains in math of up to four years ‘ growth . It was observed that more profound change happened among students who did not use the tool previously . Out of the 133 low-achieving students , 71 showed proficiency on the first trial . These are only a few of the many researches found to have displayed significant gains in math , reading and science scores once they have used the Thinking Maps (R

Brent Hoy , a trained trainer and principal of Montgomery Elementary School in Texas , said that Thinking Maps (R ) is the better practice than graphic organizers for it work at all grade levels in all subjects Lynn Marso of the Project SUCCESS in Glendale , California has this to say Thinking Maps provide all teachers and students a common language for meaningful learning . They are highly effective learning tools for ALL students at ALL levels in ALL content areas (Thinking Maps Inc .a… [banner_entry_footer]

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