Date of Award

Winter 12-15-2012

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

Department

Education and Human Development

First Advisor

Carol Wade

Abstract

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.

Comments

A thesis submitted to the Department of Education and Human Development of the State University of New York College at Brockport in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Education.

Submitted on December 15, 2012.

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