My research was to explore the affect that verbalization has while using key vocabulary words on the accuracy of solving math problems. The main themes in my research included vocabulary, meta-cognition and of course verbalization. In addition I sought out ways that others had approached feedback and incorporated peer and instructor feedback into the lessons. My research included students recording their verbalization, then listening to their own and others while giving feedback. Students were assessed before the start of a new unit (diagnostic test), then after traditional direct instruction with individual and group practice, and lastly the post test was given after recording verbalization.
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