Depending on the material covered on any particular day, students may end up with anywhere from 5 minutes to 35 minutes to do their homework in class. Unfortunately, students will only stay on task for so long before they get off task. This research project will investigate the effects of playing classical music during in-class work time on the work ethic and environment of the classroom.
Phil Luster-Bartz was born and raised in the mid-west where he attended private Lutheran schools throughout his schooling career. He graduated co-valedictorian of his class in 2008 out of Luther East High School in Lansing, IL. He is presently attending Valparaiso University and looks to graduate on May 20, 2012, with a bachelor in Mathematics and Secondary Education.
Does playing music in the high school math classroom effect student's academic performance and dispositions?
Luster-Bartz, Phil, "Adding Music to the Math Equation" (2012). Education Senior Action Research Projects. Paper 18.