Date Approved


Graduate Degree Type


Degree Name

Education-Educational Leadership (M.Ed.)

Degree Program

College of Education

First Advisor

Rick Geisel

Academic Year



The current data in the United States surrounding mathematics shows that there are issues that must be addressed with teaching and learning math in the K-12 setting. In the perfect world, all students would meet grade level expectations in math prior to moving to another grade; however, this is not what is taking place. Students are not meeting proficiency, and as a result teachers and students alike are not gaining confidence in teaching/learning mathematics. This project looks at the Math Workshop Model as being one alternative to the more traditional teaching practices that are used today in the ABC School District. Through a review of literature, this project identifies four components of an effective Math Workshop Model, specifically geared for elementary aged students. Furthermore, a continuous professional development plan is established with resources such as surveys, data tracking spreadsheets, formative assessments, a slideshow presentation, professional development calendars/outlooks, and documents that support the implementation of the Math Workshop Model.