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Education and Human Development Master's Theses

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High School Calculus: Is Ap Calculus The Best Option?, Katrijn Moulin Dec 2015

High School Calculus: Is Ap Calculus The Best Option?, Katrijn Moulin

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

In the 2015-2016 academic school year, 3.3 million high school seniors are expected to graduate, and six percent of them are gifted and talented individuals who may be entering an AP Calculus course. Research shows that many students entering AP Calculus end up terminating their mathematical careers before even starting college. This thesis provides an alternative approach to AP Calculus; a non- AP Calculus exemplar unit that provides deeper conceptual knowledge of the slope, connected to the derivative, which may better prepare students for their college mathematics career. High school is a place to encourage students to accomplish their ...


A Curriculum Project On Exponential Growth Aligned With Common Core Standards, Alyssa D. Ruscio Jan 2015

A Curriculum Project On Exponential Growth Aligned With Common Core Standards, Alyssa D. Ruscio

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

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 ...