Meet the Researcher – Carlie Crutchfield

Carlie Crutchfield is a Senior Elementary Education major at UCO. She got involved with her research after meeting with her faculty advisor, Dr. Darlinda Cassel, and discussing how to help 8th grade students become more fluent in multiplication. She was invited to present her research “Using Engaging Mathematical Activities for Fluency in Middle School Students” at NCUR 2020. Crutchfield’s research project is a case study involving 8th grade remedial math students. She implemented engaging and worthwhile multiplication tasks and tracked their progress through a period of four sessions. The results concluded dramatic improvements in her student’s multiplication skills.