Date of Award

Spring 5-26-2016

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

Department

Education and Human Development

First Advisor

Carol Wade

Abstract

This project illustrates a process of designing curriculum for the study of trigonometry, particularly applications of trigonometry involving the Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines in precalculus. Many of these topics were previously taught in Algebra II and Trigonometry under NCTM standards. This curriculum is scaffolded to give access to precalculus learners that are below grade level, while maintaining the level of rigor and reasoning requisite for success in a Calculus course. Thus, the curriculum is particularly suited for learners in traditionally underperforming urban districts.

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