The purpose of this action research study is to investigate the impact of mental mathematics in the classroom and how it affects student achievement. Participants are students in a 9th grade Honors Geometry classroom with a class length of 43 minutes in a suburban setting. An initial survey was conducted to evaluate student confidence and reasoning abilities on a Likert scale. Throughout the research time frame, students were presented tasks requiring mental mathematics as an in-class activity. At the end of the experiment, students were to complete a post- survey to measure growth in areas like number fluency, self-confidence, and views towards mathematics.
Integrated Mathematics Education
First Advisor Department
Mathematics and Statistics
Second Advisor Department
Li, Linda, "Mental Mathematics in the Classroom" (2018). Honors Projects. 355.