Thesis Title

Improving The Educational Environment: Music, Snacks, And Mathematic Achievement

Author

Craig Carson

Date of Graduation

Summer 2001

Degree

Master of Music

Department

Music

Committee Chair

Norma McClellan

Subject Categories

Music

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to measure how much classroom environment would influence mathematic achievement. Students took the test in three groups: with snacks, drinks, and music during the testing period; with snacks, drinks, and music for five weeks ending with the testing period; and without snacks, drinks, and music during the testing period. The control group received the treatment at the end of the testing period as a reward for participating and taking the test seriously. All three classes of students improved over the test scores of the previous year. The class that experienced the treatment only during the testing period improved over the previous year, but the improvement was not significant. The group that had the treatment for a total of five weeks finished with a narrow range of scores and significant improvement at the p

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© Craig Carson

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