# Action Research In Mathematics Essays About Education

Partial fulfillment of TEAC , Teacher as Scholarly Practitioner from the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The requirements for the written product of teachers' action research projects differ for participants seeking MA and MAT degrees.

For those seeking MAT degrees, the Action Research Report is only one component of the MAT master's degree exam, the rest of which is comprised of mathematics questions, including an expository paper.

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Using Cooperative Learning In A Sixth Grade Math Classroom, Teena Andersen

Algebra in the Fifth Grade Mathematics Program, Kathy Bohac

Real Life Problem Solving in Eighth Grade Mathematics, Michael Bomar

Holding Students Accountable, Jeremy Fries

Writing In Math Class? Written Communication in the Mathematics Classroom, Stephanie Fuehrer

The Role of Manipulatives in the Eighth Grade Mathematics Classroom, Michaela Ann Goracke

Reasonable or Not? A Study of the Use of Teacher Questioning to Promote Reasonable Mathematical Answers from Sixth Grade Students, Marlene Grayer

Improving Achievement and Attitude Through Cooperative Learning in Math Class, Scott Johnsen

Oral Communication and Presentations in Mathematics, Brian Johnson

Meaningful Independent Practice in Mathematics, Michelle Looky

Making Better Problem Solvers through Oral and Written Communication, Sheila McCartney

Student Understanding and Achievement When Focusing on Peer-led Reviews, Ryon Nilson

Students Writing Original Word Problems, Marcia Ostmeyer

Cooperative Grouping Working on Mathematics Homework, Maggie Pickering

Making Sense of Word Problems, Edie Ronhovde

Oral and Written Communication in Classroom Mathematics, Lindsey Sample

Written Communication in a Sixth-Grade Mathematics Classroom, Mary Schneider

The Use of Vocabulary in an Eighth Grade Mathematics Classroom: Improving Usage of Mathematics Vocabulary in Oral and Written Communication, Amy Solomon

Enhancing Problem Solving Through Math Clubs, Jessica Haley Thompson

Communication: A Vital Skill of Mathematics, Lexi Wichelt

Mathematical Communication through Written and Oral Expression, Brandee Wilson

Oral Presentation: Exploring Oral Presentations of Homework Problems as a Means of Assessing Homework

Building Confidence in Low Achievers through Building Mathematics Vocabulary, Val Adams

An Uphill Battle: Incorporating cooperative learning using a largely individualized curriculum, Anna Anderson

Using Descriptive Feedback In a Sixth Grade Mathematics Classroom, Vicki J. Barry

Does Decoding Increase Word Problem Solving Skills?, JaLena J. Clement

Using Non-Traditional Activities to Enhance Mathematical Connections, Sandy Dean

Producing More Problem Solving by Emphasizing Vocabulary, Jill Edgren

Reading as a Learning Strategy for Mathematics, Monte Else

Perceptions of Math Homework: Exploring the Connections between Written Explanations and Oral Presentations and the Influence on Students’ Understanding of Math Homework, Kyla Hall

Homework Presentations: Are They Worth the Time?, Kacy Heiser

Reduce Late Assignments through Classroom Presentations, Cole Hilker

Mathematical Communication, Conceptual Understanding, and Students' Attitudes Toward Mathematics, Kimberly Hirschfeld-Cotton

Enhancing Thinking Skills: Will Daily Problem Solving Activities Help?, Julie Hoaglund

Can homework become more meaningful with the inclusion of oral presentations?, Emy Jones

Confidence in Communication: Can My Whole Class Achieve This?, Emily Lashley

Exploring the Influence of Vocabulary Instruction on Students’ Understanding of Mathematical Concepts, Micki McConnell

Using Relearning Groups to Help All Students Understand Learning Objectives Before Tests, Katie Pease

Cooperative Learning in Relation to Problem Solving in the Mathematics Classroom, Shelley Poore

How Student Self-Assessment Influences Mastery Of Objectives, Jeremy John Renfro

RAP (Reasoning and Proof) Journals: I Am Here, Bryce Schwanke

Homework: Is There More To It Than Answers?, Shelly Sehnert

Written Solutions of Mathematical Word Problems, Marcia J. Smith

Rubric Assessment of Mathematical Processes in Homework, Aubrey Weitzenkamp

Calculators in a Middle School Mathematics Classroom: Helpful or Harmful?, Leah Wilcox

Pre-Reading Mathematics Empowers Students, Stacey Aldag

The Importance of Teaching Students How to Read to Comprehend Mathematical Language, Tricia Buchanan

Cooperative Learning as an Effective Way to Interact, Gary Eisenhauer

Generating Interest in Mathematics Using Discussion in the Middle School Classroom, Jessica Fricke

“Let’s Review.” A Look at the Effects of Re-teaching Basic Mathematic Skills, Thomas J. Harrington

The Importance of Vocabulary Instruction in Everyday Mathematics, Chad Larson

Understanding the Mathematical Language, Carmen Melliger

Writing for Understanding in Math Class, Linda Moore

Improving Student Engagement and Verbal Behavior Through Cooperative Learning, Daniel Schaben

Improving Student Engagement and Verbal Behavior Through Cooperative Learning, Daniel Schaben

Improving Students’ Story Problem Solving Abilities, Josh Severin

Calculators in the Classroom: Help or Hindrance?, Christina L. Sheets

Do Students Progress if They Self-Assess? A Study in Small-Group Work, Cindy Steinkruger

Why Are We Writing? This is Math Class!, Shana Streeks

Effects of Self-Assessment on Math Homework, Diane Swartzlander

The Effects Improving Student Discourse Has on Learning Mathematics, Lindsey Thompson

Increasing Teacher Involvement with Other Teachers Through Reflective Interaction, Tina Thompson

Increasing Conceptual Learning through Student Participation, Janet Timoney

Improving the Effectiveness of Independent Practice with Corrective Feedback, Greg Vanderbeek

Using Math Vocabulary Building to Increase Problem Solving Abilities in a 5th Grade Classroom, Julane Amen

Departmentalization in the 5th Grade Classroom: Re-thinking the Elementary School Model, Delise Andrews

Cooperative Learning Groups in the Eighth Grade Math Classroom, Dean J. Davis

Daily Problem-Solving Warm-Ups: Harboring Mathematical Thinking In The Middle School Classroom, Diana French

Student Transition to College, Doug Glasshoff

The Effects of Teaching Problem Solving Strategies to Low Achieving Students, Kristin Johnson and Anne Schmidt

The Effects of Self-Assessment on Student Learning, Darla Rae Kelberlau-Berks

Writing in a Mathematics Classroom: A Form of Communication and Reflection, Stacie Lefler

Math in the George Middle School, Tiffany D. Lothrop

Bad Medicine: Homework or Headache? Responsibility and Accountability for Middle Level Mathematics Students, Shawn Mousel

Self-Directed Learning in the Middle School Classroom, Jim Pfeiffer

How to Better Prepare for Assessment and Create a More Technologically Advanced Classroom, Kyle Lannin Poore

Cooperative Learning Groups in the Middle School Mathematics Classroom, Sandra S. Snyder

Motivating Middle School Mathematics Students, Vicki Sorensen

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Supporting Conflict Resolution in an Early Childhood Montessori Environment, Megan C. Andrews

Small Group Math Instruction in the Middle School Classroom, Jessica Balt

Small Group Math Instruction in the Middle School Classroom, Jessica Balt

Using Mindfulness to Self-Regulate in the Upper Elementary Classroom, Ashleigh L. Bartz

The Impact of Implementing Core Curriculum in an Outdoor Classroom on Primary-Aged Students’ Academic Achievement, Meghan Best, Claire Dickinson, Courtney Hugstad-Vaa Leer, and Molly Kalina

The Affects of Nature Based Learning on Children’s Eco-centric Attitudes, Nicolette A. Bidell

The Behavioral Effects of Learning Outdoors, Shannon Bjorge, Tracy Hannah, Peggy Rekstad, and Tara Pauly

The Effect of Student-Led Conferencing at School and at Home on Goal-Setting, Goal-Fulfillment, Effort, Achievement, Intrinsic Motivation, and Satisfaction for Montessori Lower Elementary 3rd Year Students., Timothy David Blake Schwartz

Movement Interventions for Appropriate and Coordinated Movement, Brianna N. Blasberg

Storytelling and Emotional Response to Conflict, Angela K. Boris

The Effects of Parent-Teacher Communication using Digital Tools in Early Elementary and Middle School Classrooms, Stephanie Bosch, NaTeal Bosch, Emily Takekawa, Tanya Walther, Aleksandra Rieland, Sarah Hochhalter, and Kylie Cline

Will the YouCubed Math Program Improve Upper Elementary Students’ Mathematical Mindset?, Nancy A. Bradtmiller

The Effects of Music and Visual Cues on Transition Time in a Multi-aged Year Old Montessori Classroom, Jessica S. Brock

The Effects of Using Computer and iPad Story-Writing Applications for Creative Writing with Kinder Year Students in a Montessori Early Childhood Program, Ruth Ann Christensen

The Impact Of Creating A Positive Culture For Feedback Within The Secondary Career & Technical Education Classroom, Jennifer Denault, Kristine Hintz, and Kelsey Thielges

The Effects of Pre-teaching Vocabulary, Along with Peer Collaboration, on Student Comprehension of Social Studies Texts at St. Cloud Tech High School, Molly Denne

Goal Setting and Choice on Student Motivation, Donna K. Dodge

"Effects of Front-loading Vocabulary for English as a Second Language Learners, Mandy L. Downs

The Effects of Collaboration on Teacher Empowerment, Brittany Kay Feinauer

The Effects of Technology on ELL Students Writing Fluency, Aristea Goundouvas

Grace and Courtesy in Living with Conflict in the Montessori Children’s House, Katie J. Gregoire

The Importance of Student Talk and Strategies for Promoting Classroom Conversations, Danelle Imbertson

Montessori Parent Education: An Action Research Report, Sarah C. Irving

Effects of Mentorship on Teacher Classroom Preparedness at the Secondary Level, Kent Janikula

Does storytelling affect story writing in a Lower Elementary classroom?, Jennifer N. Johnson

Effects of Grading on Student Learning and Alternative Assessment Strategies, Roxanna M. Krawczyk

Building Peer Independence among Children, Sienna D. Kuhn

The Effects of Montessori’s “Walking on the Line” Activity on Student Engagement and Concentration, Emily S. Leutgeb

How Acts of Kindness Facilitate Prosocial Behaviors in an Early Childhood Montessori Classroom, April L. Malley

Choice and Growth Mindset, Neysa B. Matt

Practicing Freedom: effects of personal anti-racist engagement on a Montessori educator's experience, Maggie McCaffrey

Supporting Phonemic Awareness in a Montessori Children’s House, Molly G. McDermott

Supporting Narrative Writing Proficiency and Engagement in a Montessori Upper Elementary Classroom through the Writing Workshop Model and 6+1 Traits of Writing, Kirstin A. Nordhaus

Discovery Education Techbook Use as a Montessori Science Resource, Michelle S. Oliver

Effects of the Remind App on Parent-Teacher Communication at a Mixed-Income Middle School, Allison Opp and Kelsey Nisbet

The Impact of Computer-Generated Feedback on Student Perceptions of Revision Process, Elsie K. Peterson

Incorporation of Blogging in a Middle School Spanish Classroom, Teresa Petrin

The Effect of Background Baroque Music on Work Accomplishment and Student Concentration on Days of Rapid Weather Changes., Dayani A. Pieri

Best Practices on Teaching Letter-Sound and Nonsense Word Fluency, Kirsten Rossum and Jessica Bosma

The Effect of Parent Nights on Parents’ Involvement in Homework Support for Children, Samantha Thelemann

Anti-Bias Work on Self-Identity in a Primary Montessori Classroom, Lauren A. Tift

The Effects of Calming and Cardiovascular Movement Breaks on Mathematical Fact Fluency, Ross Tollgaard and Jennifer Cuchna

The Effect of Handwriting Without Tears on Montessori Four-year-olds' Handwriting Ability, Shelley B. Valdez

Effect of Self-Regulatory Behaviors on Task Completion, Leslie M. Wertz

The Effects of IXL Practice on Geometry and Fraction Achievement, Amanda Wood and Amy Hudspith

Aerobic Exercise and its Effect on Students’ Readiness to Learn, Shanan K. Zollinger

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Effects of Peace Education and Grace and Courtesy Education on Social Problem-Solving Skills and Social Awareness, Anna Aarre

The Effects of Reviewing a School’s Mission and Vision on Teacher Stress, Erica J. Adams

Filling the Gap: Phonological Awareness Activities for a Montessori Kindergarten, Shauna A. Aranas

Cooperative Activities to Reduce Aggression in Young Children, Kristin R. Beardsly Schoenherr

Grammar Instructional Strategies and Application, Brandon Becker and Jacob Westman

Developing Fluent First-Grade Readers Using Repeated Readings, Gina Bernhagen, Angela Fischer, and Jana Job

The Effects of Mindfulness on Students’ Attention, Rose Bringus

T he Effects of Work Journals, Portfolios, and Cosmic Education on Intrinsic Motivation in an Upper Elementary Montessori Environment, Heather R. Brown

Valorization of the Adolescent Personality, Maribeth Brown

The Effects of Reading Fluency in the Elementary Montessori Classroom, Melissa R. Bullerman and Ashley M. Godinez

Peer Tutoring and Cooperative Groups in the Dual Language Classroom, Cristina I. Celis

The Effects of Purposeful Work, Structured Play, and Leadership Meetings on Aggressive and Destructive Behaviors, Hannah R. Cohen

Mindfulness-Based Practice in an Elementary Classroom, Lauren M. Coiner

The Effects of Social Stories on the Problem Solving Skills of Preschoolers, Sara Cramer

Transition Strategies in Early Childhood Settings, Crystal P. Cunningham(Black)

Finding Better Ways: Exploring techniques to support Native American and Low-income Students in a Middle School, Wade Curren, Julie Curren, Caitlin Draper, and Ben Schiermeister

Increasing Number Sense through Mathematical Discourse in the Primary Classroom, Julie Danielowski

Implementation of Self-regulation and Conflict Resolution Strategies through Conscious Discipline in an Early Childhood Classroom, Alyssa F. Dapolito

The Effects of Character Education on Social-Emotional Behavior, Diane M. Dodds

Parent Communication and Earthquake Safety, Damir Dzafic

Work Conferences and Student Engagement, Hannah K. Ebner

Peer Teaching and Social Interaction, Jacqueline A. Edman and Elsabet J. Roth

Helping Third-Grade Students with Task Management in a Montessori Classroom, Jessica H. Fabel

Increasing Student Learning through Arts Integration, Codi Feland, Kylie Petrik, and Jacob Larson

Mindfulness Intervention: Usefulness In Elementary Classrooms In Regards To Transitions And Collaboration, Jessie M. Filkins

The Effects of Motivational Strategies to Increase Teachers’ Commitment and Enthusiasm, Donna A. Fiumara

The Effects of Technology on Students’ Retention of Letters and Sounds, Amanda Garcia

Close Reading Strategies for Difficult Text: The Effects on Comprehension and Analysis at the Secondary Level, Kimberly Goblirsch

The Effects of Purposeful Physical Activity on Student Concentration in a Montessori Children’s House, Sheena M. Goerg

Engaging All Students: Strategies to Promote Meaningful Learning and Increase Academic Performance, Heidi Haagenson and Casandra Schlangen

Fostering Self-Sufficiency through Problem-Solving, Elizabeth G. Hamilton

Grace in the Face of Conflict: Can Grace and Courtesy and Peace Curriculum Lessons create a Peaceful Classroom?, Baer A. Hanusz-Rajkowski

Gender and Collaborative Writing, Anna F. Hertzog

Effective Strategies for Increasing Basic Math Fact Fluency, Laura Hoelscher

Music, Community, and Cooperation in a Lower Elementary Classroom, Heidi S. James

The Effects of a Collaborative Team on Early Intervention in a Preschool, Tiffany L. James

The Effect of Creativity in Nature, Jackie M. Ji

Using Self-Monitoring to Increase Self-Regulation in Young Children, LaToya T. Jones

Implementing Technology in the Primary Montessori Classroom, Mitzi R. Jones

Vocabulary Instruction and Student Participation and Retention, Jenny A. Kading and Lisa J. Zuther

The Effects of Inquiry Based Practices on Students Problem Solving Competence, Antonio Kuklok

Project-Based Learning’s Effect on Students’ Understanding and Usage of the Engineering Design Process, Allison Larsen

Increasing Motivation to Improve Reading Comprehension, Katelyn Larson, Kelsey Ledger, and Ashley Mastel

The Relationship Between Parental Involvement and Increasing First Grade Fluency Scores, McKenzie Larson and Kelly Ogren

Beneficial Effects of Practical Life Activities and Normalization, Leah Linebarger

Grammar & Writing: Pedagogy Behind Student Achievement, Cheryl M. Louis

Using Reader’s Theater During Small Group Reading Instruction to Increase Prosody Within a Second Grade Classroom of Title I, Tier II Students, Amanda Mahlum and Stacey Knudson

Student Involvement in Gardens and Healthier Food Choices, Brittany Masters

Purposeful Movement in an Early Childhood Classroom, Dana H. McCabe

The Effects of Sign Language on Second Language Acquisition, Itzel Mejia-Menendez

Using Technology to Aid in the Differentiation of Mathematics in a Sixth Grade Classroom, Abigail Morales

The Effects of Daily Art Activities on Attention in Elementary Students An Action Research Report By Marjan, Marjan Oghabi

The Effects of Meditative Activities for Primary-Aged Children, Vanessa I. Padua-Evans

A Blended Learning Approach to Increasing Student Achievement in a Sixth Grade Mathematics Classroom Using Flipped Classroom with Tiered Activities, Krystal Peterson