Honors Projects


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

First Advisor

Dr. Daria Filippova

First Advisor Department

Mathematics and Statistics

Second Advisor

Dr. Jacob Burgoon

Second Advisor Department

Educational Foundations and Inquiry

Publication Date

Spring 4-24-2023