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Glass, Bug, Mud
Phi Delta Kappan (2009)
  • Kimberly J. Grimes
  • Dannelle D. Stevens, Portland State University

Motivating elementary students in math can be a challenge. The author describes action research designed to determine the effects of differentiated instruction on 4th graders' academic achievement and motivation. Using a student self-assessment technique, the teacher had positive gains in both mathematics and motivation. The authors provide tips for conducting a differentiated classroom.

A self-assessment system enables teachers to differentiate elementary mathematics instruction, which boosts both student learning and students' sense of themselves as mathematicians.

Publication Date
May, 2009
Citation Information
Kimberly J. Grimes and Dannelle D. Stevens. "Glass, Bug, Mud" Phi Delta Kappan Vol. 90 Iss. 9 (2009)
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