Date of Award
Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
Education and Human Development
This geometry curriculum project was designed to be used during a high school summer school credit recovery program. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), New York State (NYS) Learning Standards for Mathematics, Science, and Technology (MST), and the most recent addition of the Common Core Learning Standards (CCSL) harbor the foundations for each lesson. The curriculum presented will provide teachers with a condensed standards based instrument that can be utilized during a twenty-two day summer school geometry program which contains mathematical content, appropriate rigor, and opportunities for student growth. The curriculum is engaging, obtainable, cyclical, and diverse enough to help many students overcome the challenges of summer school and achieve the credit recovery goal. The curriculum offers students the prospect of becoming more proficient with the content through the building of vocabulary skills, improving problem solving techniques, and memorization through repetition of key concepts. Researched based practices and learning styles of mathematics are incorporated into the literary review. The institution of summer school and specific geometric topics are both discussed in the review. Suggestions and recommendations are made regarding the efficiency and effectiveness of the curriculum. Future possible research is discussed based on the contents of the project.
Kucsmas, Kyle E., "Geometry Curriculum for High School Students During a Summer School Program" (2012). Education and Human Development Master's Theses. 148.