Montessori Middle Schoolers Mastering Mathematical Concepts through Real-World Connections

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Harris, Gwendolyn M.
Mathematical Connections to the Real-World; Education
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AbstractThe purpose of this action research was to determine the effects of incorporating mathematical projects involving real-world situations into the mathematics curriculum on student’s mastery of mathematical concepts in a Montessori middle school program. The research study was conducted in a private Montessori middle school program with seven, seventh grade students. Data collection methods included archived pre-test and post-test scores from the past two years’ seventh grade students, pre-test and post-test scores from this years’ seventh grade students, field notes, narratives, and student surveys. The student’s displayed excitement in the incorporation of mathematical projects within their mathematics curriculum and the data showed a positive impact on students’ mastery of mathematical concept understanding when the incorporation of mathematical projects were included into their mathematics curriculum.