Month/Year of Graduation
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Dr. Saundra L Shillingstad
This capstone project reports the differentiated instructional strategies implemented throughout a math unit in a first-grade classroom. The capstone will report the effectiveness of two instructional strategies and two assessment methods that were integrated into a math unit that focused on students’ understanding of story problems with a missing addend or subtrahend. The math unit had 13 lessons taught over four weeks between the pre- and post-assessment. Based on student data, students’ understanding and performance increased throughout this unit by using a variety of differentiated instructional strategies and assessment methods. In this capstone, I will report what the instructional strategies and assessment methods consisted of and the effect they had on student learning. I collected and analyzed the pre- and post-assessment data and found that nonlinguistic representations, providing feedback, exit tickets, and questioning are effective instructional strategies and assessment methods for increasing student learning.
Decker, Shelby, "Teaching Story Problems to First-Grade Students Utilizing a Variety of Differentiated Instructional Strategies and Assessment Methods" (2023). Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects. 256.