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ERIC Number: ED517696
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar-23
Pages: 37
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
The Effects of Motivational Graphing on Students Reaching Educational Goals
Graves, Loren Adair
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The purpose of this research project was to conclude if motivational graphing strategies, when used in Math Response to Intervention (RTI) classes, could increase the students' ability to reach their goals. To complete this investigation the researcher assessed the Math RTI students' ability to count orally within one minute on a biweekly basis. The students had oral counting goals that they were to meet in order to graduate from Math RTI. In the first six weeks of the classes, the students were taught using the Math RTI program. At the midway point, the students were then taught how to graph their scores and how to read the graphs in order to help motivate the students to reach their goals. The students were given a survey after the project to assess how they felt about graphing their scores. The results of this study concluded that there was an increase of students meeting their goals with the motivational graphing strategy in place. The study was successful in proving that students can be motivated to meet educational goals when the goals are clear and by using this motivation graphing technique. Six appendices are included: (1) Request to Complete Project; (2) Motivational Research Student Survey; (3) Motivational Research Teacher Survey; (4) Oral Counting Raw Data With and Without Motivational Graphs; (5) Kindergarten Oral Counting Motivational Graphs; and (6) 1st Grade Oral Counting Motivational Graphs. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A