This project attempts to determine the ways in which middle schoolers use technology in relation to their education and build on those foundations to positively impact their math achievement. This project will survey students and hold focus groups with their teachers to determine the best ways to support them. Based on these two sources of input, additional online resources will be recommended and if necessary, workshops will be held to practice their use.
My project explored ways in which technology can be used to enhance math achievement in eighth grade. It allowed me to expand on work I already do, tutoring middle school students, and learn about an unfamiliar field, the educational applications of computers. Through the AAR program, I was able to build on my interests and make a contribution to a relatively new body of research.