Honors Projects


Amber Fessler


This project explores service-learning in math at the middle school level and addresses the challenges and possibilities of pre-service teachers implementing service learning as a part of their educational preparation. The focus was a semester long experience with an 8th grade teacher in a math classroom at a middle school in Findlay, Ohio during the 2010-2011 school year. Activities included engagement in a math classroom, design, and implementation of a service-learning project, and regular reflection between the author and the teacher partner. Partners in the project included the Hancock United Way and Findlay Community Gardens. Key questions included: how can pre-service teachers effectively learn to use service-learning pedagogy, and what are the challenges of pre-service teachers partnering with and working in K-12 schools.


Integrated Mathematics Education

First Advisor

Dr. Jane Rosser

First Advisor Department

Office of Service Learning

Second Advisor

Dr. Nancy Patterson

Second Advisor Department

School of Teaching and Learning

Publication Date

Spring 4-30-2012