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Using Student Self-Reflections to Improve Student Study Habits in the Mathematics Classroom

A Capstone Project Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in Teaching: Mathematics

Nancy Daly

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science College of Arts and Sciences

Graduate School Minot State University Minot, North Dakota

Summer 2011

ii This capstone project was submitted by Nancy Daly

Dr. Laurie Geller, Chairperson

Dr. Cheryl Nilsen

Dr. Rebecca Anhorn

Dr. Linda Cresap

Date of defense: Month day, year

iii Abstract Type the abstract here. Do not indent. It should be one block paragraph. The abstract is a summary of your paper.

iv Acknowledgements Type your acknowledgements here. Indent each paragraph 0.5 inch. You can thank whomever you choose.

v Table of Contents Page Abstract .................................................................................................................. iii Acknowledgements ................................................................................................ iv List of Tables ....................................................................................................... viii List of Figures ........................................................................................................ ix Chapter One: Introduction .......................................................................................1 Motivation for the Project ............................................................................1 Background on the Problem.........................................................................2 Statement of the Problem .............................................................................3 Statement of Purpose

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