Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Fall 2002

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Harold S. Williams

Second Committee Member

Osman Alawiye

Third Committee Member

Don B. Woodcock


The effectiveness of a curriculum integrating math, manipulative use, writing, drama and the visual arts was examined. The information gathered through research articles and case studies was used to create an integrated math program. The focus of the project is to strengthen problem solving and critical thinking skills of third grade students. The project is designed to supplement materials and textbooks teachers are currently using in their classrooms. Implications for future areas of research are discussed.