(7) Math Confidence in an Elementary Mathematics Classroom

Tara Palmer
P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School


I am a fourth- and fifth-grade teacher at a K–12 developmental research school in which I conducted action research examining how instruction impacted student confidence during a mathematics block. I conducted anonymous surveys and student interviews and studied how instructional strategies used for math support positively affect student math confidence and selfperception. The students offered insights into their experiences and suggestions for future implementation. This work developed a unique homework set-up to personalize and support students at their level while targeting specific skills. I will continue to work to increase student self-efficacy.


Palmer, T. (2020). Math Confidence in an Elementary Mathematics
Classroom. Florida Journal of Educational Research, 58(7), 75-83.

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