Open Access Honors Program Thesis
Motivation in education; Motivation (Psychology) in adolescence; Mathematics--Study and teaching (Secondary)--Psychological aspects;
The compatibility between learning goals for students and mastery-oriented athletes makes sense based on my experience in both fields. I have often heard from coaches that it is important to “embrace the process” or “trust the process.” This same idea can be applied to a mathematics secondary classroom by praising effort and embracing the struggle that comes along with having a conceptual understanding of mathematics. As a future educator and coach, it is exciting, and to be honest somewhat scary, to know that I can a great effect on what my students believe they are able to achieve. After conducting this study, I feel like I met my initial goal of seeing the connection between motivating my future math students and athletes, and how I can go about doing it.
Date of Award
Department of Mathematics
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
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©2017 Reggie Schulte
Schulte, Reggie, "Secondary mathematics educators and coaches' role in providing motivation" (2017). Honors Program Theses. 303.