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ELCL6140: Multiple Representations of Mathematics Across the Curriculum: Getting Started

Managing your Time

Background Information

Developing your Research Topic

  • Start with a topic that interests you.
  • Get Background Information
  • Note keywords, names, places, organizations
  • Develop your research question
  • Is your research question too broad or narrow (some prelimary searching/reading will help you determine this)
  • Develop a thesis statement

For example,

Topic keywords: Subtraction and pictures

Your Research Question/Interest might be: How can pictures be used to teach subtraction?

Thesis Statement: Using pictures to teach elementary students about subtraction results in improved comprehension and problem solving skills.


How to Write a Thesis Statement