Date of Award


Document Type

Action Research Project

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education



First Advisor

Amy Adams


Curriculum and Instruction


The purpose of this paper was to describe the effects of integrating mathematics curriculum into the physical education setting. The study was conducted in an elementary school in Northern Minnesota where a strong emphasis is being placed on preparation for standardized testing. The research was designed to find the results of integration in four classes of first-grade students. The data collecting methods used included pre- and post-assessments, observational journal, student feedback, and a teacher dialog. The results of the research indicated that integration enhanced the learning environment and improved mathematics performance for students. The data also showed that physical activity time for students decreased with an increase of instruction time. The implications of this action research will be extended to the third through fifth grade level to determine if the integration process will positively impact their learning environment.

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