Title

Group Work and Student Engagement in Mathematics: An Action Research Proposal

Date

6-1-2017 6:45 PM

End Time

1-6-2017 7:45 PM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Department

Teacher Education

Session Chair

Melanie Landon-Hays

Session Chair

Xiaopeng Gong

Session Title

MAT poster Sessions

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Xiaopeng Gong

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

This project explored how different approaches to implementing group work in the mathematics classroom could affect students’ learning and engagement. Through an algebra two unit on exponential functions, students were required to work with partners, in small groups and in groups with assigned roles, as they navigated their way through the curriculum. During the unit, observations were made on whether or not students were gaining several benefits of group work—increased motivation, engagement, improved 21st century skills—and displaying characteristics of higher engagement in class. Findings of the project and implications to math teachers will be discussed.

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Jun 1st, 6:45 PM Jun 1st, 7:45 PM

Group Work and Student Engagement in Mathematics: An Action Research Proposal

WUC Pacific Room

This project explored how different approaches to implementing group work in the mathematics classroom could affect students’ learning and engagement. Through an algebra two unit on exponential functions, students were required to work with partners, in small groups and in groups with assigned roles, as they navigated their way through the curriculum. During the unit, observations were made on whether or not students were gaining several benefits of group work—increased motivation, engagement, improved 21st century skills—and displaying characteristics of higher engagement in class. Findings of the project and implications to math teachers will be discussed.