Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)

Program

Mathematical Sciences

Date of Award

12-2007

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Anant P. Godbole, Jeff R. Knisley, Michel Helfgott

Abstract

The National Educational Society, through much research and testing, discovered that American students are not performing as well on the academic level as their counterparts. As a nation the math and science scores fell behind other tested disciplines. The Virginia Department of Math and Science Report Card scores confirm that students are struggling in these areas.

As a resolution to correct this problem a proposal for the integration of fifth grade math and science curriculum accompanied by increased parental involvement was devised. The program involved thirteen elementary students and their parents. Pretesting, math and science labs, worksheets, posttesting, and a school beautification project were used. The condensed summary of findings proved that the integration of math and science curriculum accompanied with parental involvement produces higher test scores.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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