Date of Award
Project (696 or 796 registration)
Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction
middle school mathematics, formative assessment, non-permanent workspace
The present study investigated the effectiveness of utilizing non-permanent workspaces as formative assessment tools for middle school mathematics students in regards to their academic performance and feelings or attitudes towards mathematics. The researcher took two sections of eight grade basic algebra students, and implemented the practice of utilizing non-permanent workspaces as formative assessment tools with one section, and similar formative assessment strategies with the other section of students, but without the non-permanent workspaces. The participants from both sections took a pretest and post-test to determine the academic effectiveness of implementing the non-permanent workspaces. The participants from both sections also completed an attitude survey in regards to their attitudes and feelings towards mathematics after being taught either with or without the non-permanent workspaces.
Minkkinen, Robert, "The Impact of Utilizing Non-Permanent Workspaces as a Formative Assessment Tool on Students’ Outcomes and Attitudes Towards Mathematics in a Middle School Math Classroom" (2022). Dissertations, Theses, and Projects. 610.