Faculty Advisor

Martin, William J.

Abstract

Research shows that mathematics education in the U.S. is struggling to keep up with the rapid growth in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math career opportunities, especially in secondary education. This project outlines several viewpoints on the best practices in college preparatory mathematics courses. After an extensive amount of research and analysis, examples of teaching modules have been created to enhance a high school student’s experience, while better preparing him/her for college level courses. Each topic is outlined using high school and college level applications. Data summarizing classroom experiments performed on high school students justify the necessity and highlight the success of a new way of thinking in mathematics.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2012

Major

Mathematical Sciences

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

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