Graduate Project Title
The Effects of Learning Groups on Student Achievement and Attitude in a Sixth Grade Mathematics Class
Date of Degree Completion
Master of Education (MEd)
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Alberta J. Thyfault
A handbook for implementing "Student Team Learning" as an alternative teaching strategy for middle level math teachers was developed after conducting extensive action research project within a sixth grade math classroom. A literature review on barriers to learning mathematics in middle schools and Student Team Learning as a teaching strategy was conducted. An action research project was conducted and from the pre to post-test data and best practices implementation regarding student team learning methods the handbook project was constructed. The handbook includes an introduction to Student Team Learning; guidelines for implementation; a student attitude survey; lesson practice questions, review sheets, and pre/post-check quizzes·; a classroom newsletter; student data forms and individual/team recognition awards; and resources.
McGuffin, Jay Randall, "The Effects of Learning Groups on Student Achievement and Attitude in a Sixth Grade Mathematics Class" (2011). All Graduate Projects. 921.
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Commons, Educational Methods Commons, Elementary Education Commons, Science and Mathematics Education Commons