The purpose of this paper is to determine how reflection on movement effects the learning and connections made by students in the math classroom. Kinesthetic Movement is a learning style that is oftentimes forgotten about and left out of classroom instruction. It can help increase motivation, build deeper connections, and create a more positive disposition towards math for students. Research was conducted in four, eighth grade, pre-algebra classes, with some classes being given the opportunity to reflect more than others. Test scores, journal responses, and interest surveys done by the students are used to show inconclusive results that reflection on movement has academic effects for the students. The results will be applied in determining personal, future teaching practices.
Integrated Mathematics Education
Kim Roger, Ph. D
First Advisor Department
Mathematics and Statistics
Joanna Weaver, Ph. D
Second Advisor Department
Berger, Zoey, "Reflecting on Movement in the Math Classroom" (2023). Honors Projects. 869.