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Laura Ramm
Personal Information
Laura goes to school at Benedictine College in Atchison Kansas. She is double majoring in Mathematics and Secondary Education and minoring in Accounting. She is currently working with Dr. Marta Magiera on Relational Thinking Strategies of PreService Mathematics Teachers and Their Students. Together with Hannah Guth, Laura is learning more about both Mathematics Education as well as what it will be like to pursue graduate work in the future.
Readings
 A Cognitive Gap Between Arithmetic and Algebra by Nicolas Herscovics and Liora Linchevski
 How Children View the Equals Sign by Merlin Behr, Stanley Erlwanger, and Eugene Nichols
 Describing and Exploring the Power of Relational Thinking by Max Stephens
 Does Understanding the Equal Sign Matter? Evidence from Solving Equations by Eric J. Knuth, Ana C. Stephens, Nicole M. McNeil, and Martha W. Alibali
 Concepts Associated with the Equality Symbol by Carolyn Kieran
 The Importance of Equal Sign Understanding in the Middle Grades by Eric J. Knuth, Martha W. Alibali, Shanta Hattikudur, Nicole M. McNeil, and Ana C. Stephens
 MiddleSchool Students’ Understanding of the Equal Sign: The Books They Read Can’t Help by Nicole M. McNeil, Laura Grandau, Eric J. Knuth, Martha W. Alibali, Ana C. Stephens, Shanta Hattikudur, and Daniel E. Krill
 Student Perspectives on Equation: The Transition from School to University by David Godfrey and Michael O. J. Thomas
 Does Proof Prove?: Students' Emerging Beliefs About Generality and Proof in Middle School by Kristen Bieda, Christopher Holden, and Eric Knuth
 Algebra in Elementary School: Developing Relational thinking by Thomas P. Carpenter, Linda Levi, Megan Loef Franke, and Julie Koehler Zeringue
 Measure for Measure: What Combining Diverse Measures Reveals About Children's Understanding of the Equal Sign as an Indicator of Mathematical Equality by Percival Matthemws, Bethany RittleJohnson, Katherine McEldoon, and Roger Taylor
Week 1
Research Objectives
 Orient self with campus
 Familiarize self with proper way to take observational notes and collect data
Weekly Log
 Tuesday, May 28
 Attended orientation
 Learned expectations
 Met with Dr. Marta Magiera
 Toured campus
 Filed paperwork
 Wednesday, May 29
 Met with Dr. Marta Magiera to learn:
 Methodology of coding students’ mathematical thinking
 Methodology of collecting data
 Coded students’ mathematical thinking
 Thursday, May 30
 Coded students’ mathematical thinking
 Collected data
 Friday, May 31
 Had team meeting with Dr. Marta Magiera, Dr. van den Kieboom, and Hannah Guth to discuss research and questions that had arisen from work earlier in the week
 Worked out better method of organization
 Learned how to work Wiki
 Worked on Wiki to set up personal page
 Read Measure for Measure: What Combining Diverse Measures Reveals About Children's Understanding of the Equal Sign as an Indicator of Mathematical Equality by Percival Matthemws, Bethany RittleJohnson, Katherine McEldoon, and Roger Taylor
Week 2
Weekly Log
 Monday, June 3
 Coded Student's Mathematical Thinking
 Tuesday, June 4
 Coded Student's Mathematical Thinking
 Downloaded SPSS onto computer & obtained tutorials
 LaTeX and Source Citation Seminar by Dr. Corliss
 Wednesday, June 5
 Coded Student's Mathematical Thinking
 Thursday, June 6
 Had team meeting with Dr. Marta Magiera, Dr. van den Kieboom, and Hannah Guth to discuss research and questions that had arisen from work earlier in the week
 Coded Student's Mathematical Thinking
 Working Lunch
 Started learning SPSS
 Friday, June 7
 Coded Student's Matematical Thinking
 Began entering data into SPSS
Week 3
Weekly Log
 Monday, June 10
 Coded Students' Mathematical Thinking
 Entered data into SPSS
 Tuesday, June 11
 Coded Students' Mathematical Thinking
 Good Presentations, Good Technical Writing, and the Difference Between Them Seminar by Dr. Brylow
 Entered data into SPSS
 Began looking for good SPSS Tutorials
 Wednesday, June 12
 Coded Students' Mathematical Thinking
 Entered data into SPSS
 Began trying out SPSS Tutorials
 Thursday, June 13
 Had team meeting with Dr. van den Kieboom, and Hannah Guth to discuss research and questions that had arisen from work earlier in the week
 Started work with SPSS
 Entered data into SPSS
 Began working on research paper's Literature review section
 Working Lunch
 Coded Students' Mathematical Thinking
 Friday, June 14
 Finished Coding Students' Mathematical Thinking
 Entered data into SPSS
 Continued work in learning SPSS
Weekly Progress Report
Week 4
Weekly Log
 Monday, June 17
 Finished Entering Data into SPSS
 Continued work in Learning SPSS
 Tuesday, June 18
 Started Research into Factor Analysis
 Wednesday, June 19
 Researched Factor Analysis
 Thursday, June 20
 Researched Factor Analysis
 Working Lunch
 Friday, June 21
 Researched Factor Analysis
 Started MiniPresentation work
Week 5
Weekly Log
 Monday, June 24
 Had team meeting with Dr. Marta Magiera, Dr. van den Kieboom, and Hannah Guth to discuss research and questions that had arisen from work earlier in the week
 discussed MiniPresentations
 Reworked MiniPresentations
 Researched Factor Analysis
 Tuesday, June 25
 Preformed Factor Analysis
 Preformed Frequency Tests & ZProportion tests
 Finished MiniPresentation
 Wednesday, June 26
 Continued preforming Frequency Tests and ZProportion tests
 Thursday, June 27
 Mini Presentations
 Preformed Literature Review
 Friday, June 28
 Preformed ZProportion tests across problems
Week 6
Weekly Log
 Monday, July 1
 Examined related problems 3 & 5, and 6 & 7
 Preformed ZProportion tests
 Tuesday, July 2
 What Makes a Good Poster Seminar by Dr. Magiera
 Wednesday, July 3
 Started writing Final Paper
 July 4th5th
 Holiday
Week 7
Weekly Log
 Monday, July 8
 Met with Dr. Marta Magiera and reviewed method of Coding Students' Mathematical Thinking.
 Reworked the method for Problems 3 & 5
 ReCoded Students' Mathematical Thinking on Problems 3 & 5
 Tuesday, July 9
 ReCoded Student's Mathematical Thinking on Problems 3 & 5
 Met with Dr. Marta Magiera and reviewed method of Coding Students' Mathematical Thinking
 Reworked the method for Problem 4
 Wednesday, July 10
 ReCoded Student's Mathematical Thinking for Problem 4
 Entered new data into SPSS
 Thursday, July 11
 Met with Dr. Marta Magiera and reivewed method of Coding Students' Mathematical Thinking
 Reworked the method for Problem 2
 Working Lunch
 ReCoded Student's Mathematical Thinking on Problem 2
 Friday, July 12
 Met with Dr. Marta Magiera and discussed typographical errors in the data
 Went back to fix typographical errors in the data
Week 8
Weekly Log
 Monday, July 15
 Worked on Final Paper
 Tuesday, July 16
 Worked on Final Paper
 Wednesday, July 17
 Worked on Final Paper
 Thursday, July 18
 Worked on Final Paper
 Working Lunch
 Friday, July 19
 Worked on Final Paper
Week 9
Weekly Log
 Monday, July 22
 Worked on Poster
 Tuesday, July 23
 Revised Poster
 Wednesday, July 24
 Final revision of Poster
 Thursday, July 25
 Worked on Final Paper
 Working Lunch
 Friday, July 26
 Worked on Presentation and Presentation Abstract
Week 10
Weekly Log
 Monday, July 29
 Worked on Presentation and Presentation Abstract
 Worked on Final Paper
 Tuesday, July 30
 Worked on Final Paper
 Poster Session
 Wednesday, July 31
 Worked on Presentation
 Edited Final Paper
 Thursday, August 1
 Edited Final Paper
 Formal Presentations
 Friday, August 2
 Edited Final Paper
 Formal Presentations