Integrating mathematics, technical writing and authentic assessment into a ninth and tenth grade woodshop curriculum
Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
Dr. Henry Williams
For this project an integrated workshop curriculum containing elements of procedural writing and mathematics instruction was created. The curriculum design was based on the constructivist concept that students learn more efficiently when personal meaning is attached to the content presented. That concept was used to connect mathematics and writing to realistic applications in a woodshop setting. Support for integration of various content areas in a single curriculum is supported in the academic literature. Specific exercises to attain specific outcomes are discussed in the literature, and adaptions of those processes were incorporated in the project.
McCarley, John Lawrence, "Integrating mathematics, technical writing and authentic assessment into a ninth and tenth grade woodshop curriculum" (2002). Master of Education Graduate Projects. 191.