Date of Award

Fall 12-1-2012

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

Department

Education and Human Development

First Advisor

Carol Wade

Abstract

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are the first set of national standards issued in the United States. Currently, all states are in the transition from implementing individual state standards to CCSS in ELA and mathematics. As the CCSS are being introduced and implemented into classrooms, educators are struggling to update or modify their current unit, based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Standards, to align with the new national standards. This research provides an explanation of the changes that will occur due to the CCSS in a seventh grade probability and statistics unit. An updated unit plan that has been reviewed by veteran teachers is provided. This curriculum project can be used as an instructional tool for seventh grade mathematics teachers. The focus of these lessons is on applied learning experiences, and asks students to make inferences and conjectures, which is a new requirement of the CCSS.

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