Patti J. Davis
Three Sides of Pythagoras
Patti J. Davis, East Richland Middle School, Olney, Illinois collaborating with Sherri A. Snider, Olney Central College, Olney, Illinois
The purpose of this project is to determine if one instructional approach is more effective than another in increasing student performance from pre-test to post-test. The mathematical concept to be considered is the Pythagorean Theorem at an eighth grade level. The three instructional approaches to be employed in this project are direct instruction; flipped instruction; and common core instruction consisting of conceptualization, procedural, and application activities. The primary applicant will deliver instruction using the three approaches and deliver pre-and post-tests to three classroom blocks of students. The collaborating partner will use statistical software to examine both sets of test scores for correlations based on student group and delivery method. The collaborating partner will also interview selected participants for their reactions to the project.