Using unified modeling language activity diagrams to improve performance in solving problems of ratios and proportions

dc.contributor.advisorTintera, George
dc.contributor.authorSalinas, Amanda
dc.contributor.committeeMemberTintera, Ping-Jung
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPostelnicu, Valentina
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-01T20:27:03Z
dc.date.available2022-08-01T20:27:03Z
dc.date.issued2022-05
dc.description.abstractThis thesis reports on a study aimed to determine if high school students can improve their performance on solving ratio and proportion problems with one variable by applying concepts of unified modeling language activity diagrams. This activity was chosen to allow for the development of a possible means of improving mathematical performance without having to rely on the use of technology nor requiring students to participate in a computer science class, which are not always offered in public schools. A quasi-experimental control group pre-test-post-test design was used for this study. Each test consisted of 5 ratio or proportion word problems and 5 ratio or proportion equations with a single variable. The 24-student treatment group, which consisted of freshmen and sophomore engineering students, received instruction on unified modeling language and created several activity diagrams, including an activity diagram on how to solve a ratio or proportion problem with one variable. The duration of the treatment period was two weeks, totaling 500 minutes of in-class instruction. The 41-student control group, which consisted of freshmen and sophomore math students, received their regular mathematics curriculum as outlined by the Texas Education Agency. Data analysis showed that the treatment group had higher proficiency in the pre and post-test and there was statistical evidence to show that unified modeling language activity diagrams contributed to the improvement of mathematical performance on solving ratio and proportion problems.en_US
dc.description.collegeCollege of Science and Engineeringen_US
dc.description.departmentMathematics and Statisticsen_US
dc.format.extent45 pagesen_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1969.6/93522
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
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dc.subjectcomputational thinkingen_US
dc.subjectcs unpluggeden_US
dc.subjectmathematic performanceen_US
dc.subjectproportionsen_US
dc.subjectratiosen_US
dc.subjectunified modeling languageen_US
dc.titleUsing unified modeling language activity diagrams to improve performance in solving problems of ratios and proportionsen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMathematicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A & M University--Corpus Christien_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
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