Math in the Middle Institute Partnership


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Math in the Middle Institute Partnership, Action Research Project Report, in partial fulfillment of the MAT Degree. Department of Mathematics. University of Nebraska-Lincoln. July 2009.


This action research study of approximately 90 high school algebra students investigates how frequent quizzing benefits them during the course of a semester. The intent of the research was to see how well students kept up with the material and if frequent quizzing helped them on the chapter tests. It was also designed to help me gain a better understanding of what students know and how I need to adjust daily routines so that all students stay caught up. I discovered that although frequent quizzes are not the students’ favorite activity to take part in, they learn to accept the quizzes and benefit greatly because of the amount of information students learn from them. Holding students accountable with frequent quizzes forces students to stay caught up and pushes them to excel as many found the tests to be much easier because of the practice they received. My research revealed many advantages to holding students accountable through frequent quizzes and although it can be somewhat time consuming, it is definitely a practice that will be continued in my classroom for years to come.