Identifier

etd-07082009-143307

Degree

Master of Natural Sciences (MNS)

Department

Natural Sciences (Interdepartmental Program)

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

In the United States, geometry has long been offered to high school students in the tenth grade. Attempts have been made in recent years to expand the role of geometry across grades Pre-K through twelve. However, based on the latest TIMSS results, although students in the United States made gains in most content areas, they still struggle with geometric concepts compared to their counterparts in other nations of the world, primarily those in certain Asian countries like Singapore and China. We argue that the structure of the curriculum and the instructional strategies used in these countries may lead to more progressive reform strategies for the United States curriculum. These strategies may provide the catalyst to push our students back to the head of the class when assessed locally, nationally, and internationally.

Date

2009

Document Availability at the Time of Submission

Release the entire work immediately for access worldwide.

Committee Chair

James Madden

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