Capstone Project (Open Access)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
This Capstone researched the methods a teacher could use in their classroom to increase math understanding and establish an encouraging learning environment. A second-grade teacher, Mrs. Meraz, was interviewed. She was known as a successful teacher for many aspects of students’ education. Some of those methods included using authoritative teaching, proper classroom management, and changing students’ perspectives about math, and the value of struggles students have while learning. The research stated positive outcomes in using authoritative teaching over other styles of teaching. The research showed that classroom management was vital in creating a positive learning environment. Several annual test scores indicate that Mrs. Meraz teaching methods were effective.
Meraz-Herrera, Melissa, "Finding Math Success District Wide: How Teaching Styles, Classroom Management, and a Positive Approach Can Help All Students" (2020). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 886.