Date of Award

Fall 1-14-2015

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


Education and Human Development

First Advisor

Carol Wade


In the world of education, teacher expectations and educational policies are continually changing at the state and national levels. For this reason, it is essential that teachers have access to appropriate materials which help them adapt their teaching practices so that students can have meaningful learning opportunities based on the current mandates.

This curriculum project includes a Common Core based unit focusing on Exponential Growth. This curriculum is designed to address mathematical practices one through six, as well as the high school – modeling and high school – algebra standards for mathematical content. The emphasis of this unit is designed to allow students to explore and derive new ideas in a collaborative, student centered investigative approach.