Capstone Project Title
Traditionally mathematics has been taught with a focus of rote memorization of basic facts and procedures. Research has found that this often leaves students without the conceptual understanding behind procedures. This can prevent students from making the connections necessary to transfer their knowledge to other situations. It has also become clear that students from marginalized groups often score much lower on high stakes tests than their white counterparts. This project involved creating a multiplication unit that uses number talks, strategies from cognitively guided instruction as well as ideas on culturally relevant teaching. The goal of this project was for students to explore the creativity and flexibility within mathematics, increasing student voice and collaboration in order to develop a growth mindset in students as well as develop a deep understanding of mathematical concepts around multiplication.
At-risk Students, Curriculum, Mathematics, Multicultural Education
Johnson, Rachael, "Developing A Deep Understanding Of Multiplication And A Growth Mindset In 5th Grade Students From Marginalized Groups" (2021). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 896.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects