Honors Projects


A positive classroom climate and community should be achieved in every classroom (Frisby, 2020, pgs. 199-200). This sense of community is especially sparse in the field of mathematics education. According to the High School Athletics Participation Survey (2019) the number of high schoolers participating in sports continues to rise. Sport ideologies could offer a bridge to connect mathematics classrooms and establish community in ways a pure educational perspective has not been able to. The purpose of this analysis is to shed light on an alternate perspective of mathematics education and incorporate sport philosophies to foster community building by establishing rapport, reducing anxiety, and normalizing failure in the mathematics classroom.




Integrated Mathematics Education

First Advisor

Dr. Gabriel Matney

First Advisor Department

School of Teaching and Learning

Second Advisor

Bryan Gattozzi

Second Advisor Department


Publication Date

Spring 4-26-2021