The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the benefits and/or disadvantages of providing rewards to students as a result of understanding and applying mathematical concepts during class time and on assessments. Rewarding student behavior by means of incentives have been used in the past to reward behavior and less on content knowledge. The goal was to analyze the effects of incentives on retaining and comprehending mathematical concepts. After analyzing the data, it was proved that providing incentives did not have a significant impact on demonstrating knowledge of mathematics.
Integrated Mathematics Education
Dr. Daria Filippova
First Advisor Department
Mathematics and Statistics
Dr. Jacob Burgoon
Second Advisor Department
Educational Foundations and Inquiry
Mathess, Dylan, "Incentives and Their Effect On Retention and Comprehension of Mathematical Ideas" (2023). Honors Projects. 871.