Date of Award


Document Type

Action Research Project

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education



First Advisor

Heather Benedict




The purpose of this action research project was to study the effects of incorporating coding into a middle school math classroom on student experience with and understanding of mathematical concepts. The project used five data sources to examine these effects. Two of the data sources were used to examine the effects on student experience; 1) a survey to gauge student perception and 2) a chart to measure student engagement by tracking their time on task. Three of the data sources were used to examine the effects on student understanding; 1) a pre-assessment given before the coding project, 2) a post-assessment given after the coding project, these two data sources were used to determine if students grew in their understanding of the math concepts. Finally 3) a rubric was used to assess key learner outcomes, accuracy, application, coding efficiency, presentation, and creativity. After analyzing the data, it was found that incorporating coding into the middle school math classroom could have a positive impact on student math experiences and their understanding of math concepts.

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