Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)


Mathematical Sciences

Date of Award


Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Anant Godbole

Committee Members

Rodney Keaton, Daryl Stephens, Ryan Nivens


I have identified a need for an analysis of the middle and high school STEM education curricula in the East Tennessee Region which does not effectively integrate technology into their current instruction, which results in low student engagement, motivation, and achievement in the instruction and learning of algebra and geometry. I propose a program to identify specific applications and methods to be integrated into these programs which will improve the abilities of teachers to positively impact their students' understanding and mastery of algebra and geometry. Using emerging and novel STEM subject instruction, teaching, and engagement methods, and focusing on the analysis of the current uses of technology, identifying specific applications and computing systems, and providing necessary resources and support to teachers, the program I am proposing aims to cast a wide net for effective programs and adapt to new and innovative methods.

Document Type

Thesis - unrestricted


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