In order to effectively enhance a student’s mathematical understanding and development in the field of mathematics, students need to engage in problem solving. Model eliciting activities, or MEAs, provide students with tasks that promote higher level thinking and the ability to utilize mathematics outside of the classroom; they also align and promote the utilization of the Common Core State Standards and Standards for Mathematical Practice. Research suggests that the language and motivation promoted by MEAs enriches engagement and increases student ability and performance of traditional and real-world mathematics. Use of technology further supports these goals. Through the analysis of checkpoint quizzes and a post-assessment of groups using and not using MEAs, I discovered the impact of MEAs on student performance and test scores. As a review tool, with no previous MEA exposure, traditional review and MEA review did not produce significantly different results. For more conclusive results, collecting data from a student group already familiar with MEAs before data collection would likely generate richer data for study.
Integrated Mathematics Education
Dr. Jacob Burgoon
Dr. Daniel Brahier
Silver, Noah, "MEAS: EXPLORING LINKS BETWEEN IMPLEMENTATION AND STANDARDS MASTERY" (2022). Honors Projects. 801.