Date of Award/Publication


Document Type


Degree Name

MS in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education

First Supervisor

Diane Barrett

Second Supervisor

Bernard Ricca


This paper reports of the importance of the classroom environment, and has a major focus on seating arrangement. A survey was distributed to ten different school districts, and reports were collected from 64 different teachers who taught varying grade levels and subjects. The analyzed data showed that the majority of teachers choose to use combination seating arrangements rather than row seating. The data also reports on why teachers prefer to use grouping in their classrooms, and shares information on the benefits of this type of arrangements.