Campus Location

Abilene Campus

Date of Award

Spring 5-12-2018

Document Type



Teacher Education

Degree Name

Master of Education in Teaching and Learning

First Advisor

Dana Mayhall

Second Advisor

Andrew Huddleston


In this study the researcher sought to find how her students perceived guided math instruction in a first grade classroom. She also explored parents’ perceptions of their child’s math experiences in the first grade. Finally, she examined how the teachers in the classroom perceived guided math instruction. Data was collected through student surveys, parent surveys, student interviews, a teacher interview, and observation data. Data was analyzed using the constant comparative method and descriptive statistics. In the end, the researcher found that the students’ overall response to guided math instruction was positive. Most of all the students enjoyed the aspect of choice presented in guided math. Teachers were also found to have an overall positive perception of guided math instruction. Teachers found that guided math allowed for greater differentiation of instruction. Parents were found to have seen improvement in their child’s math progress throughout the school year.

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