Date of Award
Action Research Project
Master of Arts in Education
Curriculum and Instruction
The purpose of this research project was to determine if The Math Daily 3 Structure would increase student achievement and academic growth in the domains of operations and algebraic thinking and number and operations in base ten. The study was conducted in second and fourth grade classrooms over a six-week period. The participants included 18 males and 17 females between the ages of 7 and 11. Data collection methods included a student self-evaluation, observational record, and baseline and summative assessments with a grading scale that measures end of the year expectations. In both second and fourth grade, the students showed growth from baseline to summative assessments. After reviewing our Observational Record, we noticed that students had a great need for math strategies that were integrated in interventions, small groups, and mini lessons. We concluded that using a math structure, such as The Math Daily 3, allows for independent learning, integration into language arts, and opportunities for choice. It increased student achievement and academic growth.
Ktytor, Lauren and Waechter, Kate. (2014). The Effects of The Math Daily 3 Structure on Student Achievement and Growth in an Elementary School Setting. Retrieved from Sophia, the St. Catherine University repository website: http://sophia.stkate.edu/maed/82