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Open Access Honors Program Thesis

First Advisor

Catherine Miller

Second Advisor

Olof Steinthorsdottir

Keywords

Proportion--Study and teaching (Middle school);

Abstract

Since textbooks are common tools used by teachers to organize what they teach, including proportional reasoning, it would be beneficial to teachers if these materials could provide a useful framework to help students meet the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (National Governor’s Association, 2010). Therefore the purpose of my research is to critically analyze middle school textbooks. To be able to accomplish that task I will first identify critical components of proportional reasoning. Identifying the critical components will provide a framework in which to assess the tasks in the middle level mathematics textbooks. I will then evaluate the tasks in the middle level textbooks to determine if they contribute to children’s understanding of proportional reasoning.

Date of Award

2016

Department

Department of Mathematics

University Honors Designation

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors

Date Original

5-2016

Object Description

1 PDF file (1 volume (unpaged))

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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