Date of Award

Spring 5-1-2013

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

Department

Education and Human Development

First Advisor

Carol Wade

Abstract

In mathematics education today, the restructuring and change from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have taken center stage. The CCSS focus on creating national standards and seek to better prepare students for college and career after graduating from high school. This curriculum project seeks to align Pythagorean Theorem content with the new CCSS as well as to present literacy strategies that may better prepare students for college or career. The Pythagorean Theorem unit is broken into meaningful lessons that may help students better understand the concepts. It also provides research based literacy strategies that can be implemented into each lesson. This project has been designed to be used as a guide to help middle school mathematics teachers implement the CCSS and provide a framework of literacy strategies to use in their own classroom.

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