The Impact of Various Instructional Strategies on Student Engagement with Mathematics

Scott, Sidney (2018) The Impact of Various Instructional Strategies on Student Engagement with Mathematics. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Allan Bellman from Mathematics Education, The University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

The purpose of this research is to investigate the variation of student engagement with mathematics depending on the instructional method implemented in a secondary classroom. I looked into the strategies of lecture, group sessions, and direct instruction. In order to compare the student engagement among the methods, I developed a checklist instrument to verify when students were engaged based on seven indicators of engagement – teacher-led questions, student-led questions, showing work on the board, group work, growth between formative assessments, nonverbal engagement, and the use of differentiation. My findings show that the group sessions scored higher on the engagement indicator checklist than both the lecture and direct instruction. As engagement with mathematics plays a pivotal role in success in a mathematics course, I expect my research to enrich my experience as a young teacher and allow me to better serve and educate my future students.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Scott, Sidney
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A. in Mathematics Education
Thesis Advisor: Allan Bellman
Thesis Advisor's Department: Mathematics Education
Institution: The University of Mississippi
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Depositing User: Sidney Scott
Date Deposited: 11 May 2018 18:18
Last Modified: 11 May 2018 18:18
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/1145

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