Document Type

Research Project


Mathematics & Social Studies

Middle Level Education

Completion Date



The purpose of this research project is to study the effects of guided notes on the self-perceptions of learning of 6th grade math students at a rural school in Northwest Indiana. It will also compare the student achievement levels without using guided notes and with using guided notes as well. This project seeks to accomplish this task by teaching the students by having them take notes on their own accord. Next, students will then be given a guided note sheet to take notes and the achievement levels from both periods will be compared. Additionally, the students will fill out a brief survey that asks them to self-assess their own achievement levels. The results of the project indicated that guided notes had both a positive effect on students own self-perceptions of learning as well as their actually achievement levels.

Research Question(s)

Does the use of guided notes improve the achievement levels for 6th grade math students?

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