Curriculum Matters: Math Curriculum Review for Elementary

Date of Award

Spring 5-17-2019

Document Type

Project (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction


Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Belma Sadikovic


The purpose of this action research project was to examine student testing data to assist in making a decision on a potential math curriculum for a school district in Minnesota. The participants were 37 kindergarten students and members of a math review committee. The math committee consisted of staff members in various roles within the school. School districts have a plethora of choices when selecting a math curriculum. Members of the committee conducted a survey with all elementary classroom teachers and academic departments to gather information of needs and wants for a curriculum. A rubric to evaluate potential curriculum was created based on this survey to narrow the curriculum choices. Many math curriculums were reviewed and two of the potential curriculums were used in the study. Student pre and post test scores were used to gain insight on student achievement between curriculums. The student data showed increased student scores with both of the potential curriculums. Findings suggest that each of the curriculum choices have strengths and weaknesses but both provided an increase in student achievement.

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