Date of Award

Fall 12-1-2013

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


Education and Human Development

First Advisor

Dr. Carol Wade


In response to the implementation of new Common Core State Standards (CCSS), this curriculum project was designed to help teachers in the transition to the new standards. The curriculum project will be referred to as a unit plan throughout the paper. The unit plan on Scientific Notation, for the eighth grade mathematics curriculum, is aligned to the New York State Common Core and Learning Standards for Mathematics (NYSCCLSM). The unit plan addresses mathematical modeling, Mathematical Practice Standard 4. The unit plan may provide a way in which teachers can work towards the Common Core State Standards Initiative’s goal to prepare students for college and career success (CCSSI, 2010).