Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)

Program

Mathematical Sciences

Date of Award

8-2006

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Daryl Stephens

Committee Members

Rhona Cummings, Michel Helfgott

Abstract

This thesis describes a standards-based pre-kindergarten mathematics curriculum. The purpose of this thesis was to create a series of original lesson plans for the pre-kindergarten classroom that would address defined standards with instructional and other materials appropriate for teaching and assessing student understanding of the concepts. The curriculum is based on standards set forth by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Virginia Department of Education's Foundation Blocks for Early Learning. The body of the work introduces the foundation for the thesis with theoretical underpinning, defines the content strands and learning objectives, establishes a pacing schedule for meeting the objectives, and includes lessons for thirty weeks of instruction. Included in the appendices are parental newsletters, black line masters, literature and technology resources, and a student assessment.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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