How can educators successfully implement voice and choice in math through differentiation?

Kayla Segura


Seminar Title


How can educators successfully implement voice and choice in math through differentiation?


Concept/Strategy

Focus of the Research


The research focus surrounds implementing differentiation while educating students on the power of having a voice and choice with their learning.


Grade Level

Research Was Applied


4th Grade


Relevant Grade Level

Connections


4th Grade


Discipline

Where Research Was Applied


Mathematics


Additional Discipline Areas

I see Application to


All Disciplines


Invitation/Commercial


Differentiated instruction is a concept that teachers are hearing more and more about. Is it really as simple as providing choice and different activities for students to work on? My research begins with a focus on how to differentiate and provide students with voice and choice in math. However, the real golden ticket of my research is that there is a difference between providing choices for your students and educating them on the power of making those choices. In my research, I gained insight on how to successfully guide students from making choices that appear to be the easiest or most fun to making choices that will positively impact their knowledge and understanding of the concepts I am teaching them. Although my research was focused on a fourth grade math class, I am confident that the results and takeaways from this project can be applied to all content areas and across many different grade levels. If you are currently implementing voice and choice in your classroom or are interested in starting, I’d love for you to join me!