Recent M.A. Grads (Arizona Teacher Initiative)
This section gives information about all students who completed Master's degrees in Middle School Mathematics Teaching Leadership.
May 2013
 Aguirre, Lydia. Thesis title: Can the Teacher Affect Internal Student Motivation?
 Brady, Lawrence. Thesis title: Nspired in the Classroom.
 Brown, Wanda. Thesis title: How does manipulatives affect academic engagement and achievement.
 Johnson, Rachel. Thesis title: Focused Concentration in the Classroom: Can Math Performance Benefit from Short Focused Concentration Sessions.
 Kennedy, Carol. Thesis title: Teaching Strategies using Geometry in the Elementary Classroom.
 Langrehr, Constance. Thesis title: Using Cognitively Guided Instruction to Increase Students' Conceptual Understanding of Fractions.
 Manciet, Patricia. Thesis title: Reading, Writing and Mathematics.
 Martin, Jenifer. Thesis title: Mathematical Problem Solving through a Contextualized Curriculum.
 Maspero, Karen. Thesis title: Make mathematics easier for LeftHanded students in a RightHanded world.
 McDonald, Amy. Thesis title: Strategic Complex Instruction in Grade 1: Potential Effects on Student Participation, Reflection, and Confidence in Mathematics.
 Promis, Esteban. Thesis title: Improving Math Attitudes a Fraction at a Time, Action Research Study.
 Schickling, Michelle. Thesis title: Connecting to Math through Arts Integration.
 Welch, Eric. Thesis title: FacetoFace Strategy Games and the Development of Students' Reasoning, ProblemSolving, and SelfRegulated Learning Skills.
 Woods, Heather. Thesis title: Homework Motivation Do Teachers Really Make a Difference?
May 2012
 Brown, Stephen. Thesis title: Extended Time: Time for Special Education Students to Master Mathematics.
 Catalano, Alice. Thesis title: Teaching Integers to Middle School Students.
 Cooper, Beverly. Thesis title: The Effects of Journaling in my Mathematics Classroom.
 Gregg, Kristina. Thesis title: Parent Involvement and Middle School Mathematics Education.
 Kennedy, Carina. Thesis title: Social Justice and a Mathematics Classroom.
 Lee, Sunny. Thesis title: Writing and Oral Expressions in Mathematics Classroom.
 Linton, Sandra. Thesis title: Improving Mathematical Vocabulary in Geometry.
 Lozano Garza, Leticia. Thesis title: Creating a 21st Century Learner in Math.
 McClain, Corissa. Thesis title: Math Websites: Bridging Parents to the Classroom.
 Miller, Nina. Thesis title: Writing for Meaning and Metacognition: Implementing Math Journals in a 5th Grade Classroom.
 Slingerlend, Jon. Thesis title: Measuring Up: Increasing Student Fraction Sense Through Measurement.
 Zanin, Kathryn. Thesis title: A Journey to Support Mathematics Teachers: An Eye Opening Experience.
December 2011
 Robinson, James. Thesis title: Active Vocabulary: Effects of Engaged Instructional Strategies and Graphic Organizers on Vocabulary Retention.
May 2011
 Dancil, Cynthia. Thesis title: Mathematical Writings in the 7th Grade Classroom.
 Agnew Weil, Jessica. Thesis title: Making Context Meaningful in Math Word Problems for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students.
 Basurto, Xavier. Thesis title: The Effects of Incorporating Geometry and Measurement into Fraction Instruction.
 Espinoza, Chiraporn. Thesis title: Action Research Study on Students with Learning Disabilities in Mathematics in the Inclusion Classroom.
 Hillman, Patricia. Thesis title: Homework: Interventions and Perceptions in the Middle School Math Classroom.
 Mahoney, Blanca. Thesis title: What Motivates Students to Complete Their Class Work?
 Martinez, Steven. Thesis title: Explorations in the Factorization of the Fibonacci Numbers and Can a Math Classroom Foster Belief That Success is Attainable through Effort?
 Pacheco, Monica. Thesis title: The Effects of Tiered Assignments on 6th Grade Students' Learning and Their Perceptions of Homogeneous Achievement Groups.
 Seidler, Paul. Thesis title: Improving Students' Abilities to Use Effective ProblemSolving Strategies.
 Valdez, Maria. Thesis title: Five out of Four People Have Trouble with Fractions.
August 2010

Papenfus, Melissa. Thesis title: Vocabulary Instruction in the Mathematics Classrooom.
May 2010
 Bond, Jill. Thesis title: Technology in Middle School Mathematics.
 Gribble, Cassie. Thesis title: Mathematical Discussion and Student Learning in the Classroom.
 Henry, James. Thesis title: Number Sense and Its Impact on Students' Solving of Algebraic Equations.
 Klein, Samantha. Thesis title: What Gets Students to Talk about Math?
 Munoz, Liliana. Thesis title: Teaching Strategies for Integers and Operations.
 Rishor, Donna. Thesis title: Task Structure and Student Engagment in Middle School Mathematics.
 Temple, Katherine. Thesis title: Differentiated Instruction and Flexible Group.