Honors Program Theses

 

This collection contains Honors Program Theses written by undergraduate students in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Northern Iowa.

Every honors student has the opportunity to complete undergraduate research during their time at UNI by writing a thesis. Students work with faculty members in their major or area of interest to develop and conduct a study during either their Junior or Senior year.

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Submissions from 2024

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Proportional Reasoning: Understanding Student Thinking with Direct and Inverse Proportions, Emma Marshall Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Submissions from 2023

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Admittance Processes in Gifted Education and Their Influence on Equity, Rachel Wohlgemuth Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Submissions from 2022

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Assessing and meeting the mental health needs of student athletes - A case study of the University of Northern Iowa, Samantha Bennett Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Exploring high school students' perceptions post a social justice mathematics lesson, Emily Terrones Moore Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Testing the efficiency of the NFL betting market, Ryan Earl Oswald Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Submissions from 2021

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Using sentiment analysis to find the public's opinion on Iowa's three state schools, Alexa Ryan Bullock Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Including English language learners in Algebra One instruction, Callie Irene Neighbor Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Submissions from 2020

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How to create a radically inclusive math classroom with regards to gender and sexual orientation, Alexa DeVore Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Life and death: Quantifying the risk of heart disease with machine learning, Jack Scott Glienke Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Submissions from 2019

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The effect of math tracking on students' growth mindsets, Amber Lawrence Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Submissions from 2018

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Money matters: An analysis of campaign finance in United States House of Representatives elections, 2010-2016, Destiny Leitz Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Resale value of individual sets of Magic the Gathering, Nichole Bolas Mlodzik Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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An analysis of equity-linked insurance pricing, Clara C. Ortgies Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Exploration of counter examples of balanced sets, Jake Allen Weber Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Submissions from 2017

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Investigating the role of the written curriculum on lesson planning for first-year elementary mathematics teachers, Anna Kron Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Secondary mathematics educators and coaches' role in providing motivation, Reggie Schulte Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Submissions from 2016

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Tessellations: An artistic and mathematical look at the work of Maurits Cornelis Escher, Emily E. Bachmeier Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Equitable discourse in middle school mathematics classrooms: With emphasis on girls and the mathematically gifted, Merci F. Day Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Proportional reasoning in middle level mathematics textbooks, Rebecca Holzrichter Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The effects of argumentation on student motivation in mathematics, Julie Kirkpatrick Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Statistical modeling of earthquake damage, Allison Nicole Waters Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Submissions from 2015

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A new system of first-order predicate logic based on Wittgenstein's single operation N, Benjamin Castle Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Solving Lights Out on parity graphs, Derek Hofland Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

Submissions from 2014

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The gender behind the math in the 21st century, Paige Hageman Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Tribal and commercial casinos in the midwestern United States: effect on county unemployment, Amber Irlmeier Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Manipulatives in secondary mathematics, Elizabeth Rae Johnson Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Culturally relevant pedagogy: secondary mathematics in an urban classroom, Julia Glissmann North Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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In defense of defense: a statistical look at roster construction, coaching strategy, and team defense in the National Basketball Association, Luke Ronald Peterson Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Submissions from 2013

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Developing crochet patterns for surfaces of non-constant curvature, Katherine Lea Pearce Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Equivalences of Dessins D'Enfants, Rachel M. Volkert Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Submissions from 2011

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Individual Batting Factors Influencing a Team's Probability of Winning, David Matthew Rygh Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Variables Affecting Crime Rate, Jaime Zeigler Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Submissions from 2009

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Cedar Rapids Flood of 2008: Manmade or Statistical Anomaly?, Beth Kolsrud Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Ambigrams: The Art and the Math, Callie Kronlage Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Submissions from 2008

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Integrating music into math classroom: Implications for educators, Rebecca Thayer Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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UNI elementary education majors' beliefs toward mathematics education, David Frederick Wirtz Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

Submissions from 2007

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Mathematics and Spanish: A Comparative Approach of Teaching Methods, Emily R. Borcherding Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Crippling America Health: Care Fraud Incentives, Colby Goetsch Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Mathematics Education: An International Perspective, Lisa Roose Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Submissions from 2006

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Asbestos Litigation and Indemnification, Paul Grammens Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Insurance: A Consumer's Perspective, Elizabeth Ann Nanke Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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A Brief Study of Real-Valued Continuous Functions on Various Spaces, Dusty Ross Open Access Honors Program Thesis