2019 Student Research Conference:
32nd Annual Student Research Conference

The Effect of Differentiation on Student Self-Efficacy in Mathematics


Julia H. Ritsema♦
Dr. Christopher J. Maglio, Faculty Mentor

Choice menus, a differentiation strategy, may affect students' self-efficacy by allowing them choice and agency in their learning. This study examined the impact of choice menus as a differentiation strategy on student self-efficacy in math. Students from a small, rural elementary school in Missouri completed pre- and post- surveys developed to examine the students’ self-efficacy in math and interest in specific types of math problems and activities. Results of paired t-tests were not statistically significance. It was determined that more research is necessary to determine the true impact of choice menus on student self-efficacy in math.

Keywords: choice menu, differentiation, self-efficacy

Topic(s):Education

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 307-5
Location: MC 208
Time: 2:30

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