Date of Award

Spring 5-10-2012

Degree Type

Honors College Thesis



First Advisor

Susan Ross

Advisor Department



This research analyzed students final exam scores in a college mathematics class with geometric components and their van Hiele levels upon entering the class. After the class was completed, each student’s final exam grade was calculated. The researcher used a Spearman correlation to compare the two; the result was a correlation coefficient of 0.742. The researcher then reported that the results of the van Hiele test are a major component in predicting a student’s success in such a class.

Included in

Mathematics Commons