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Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Fazekas, Margaret Ann
URN etd-07062011-133536
Title Teaching High School Geometry with Tasks and Activities
Degree Master of Natural Sciences (M.N.S.)
Department Natural Sciences (Interdepartmental Program)
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Madden, James J Committee Chair
Neubrander, Frank M Committee Member
Perlis, Robert V Committee Member
  • task-based learning
  • geometry tasks
  • high school tasks
  • high school geometry
  • mathematical tasks
Date of Defense 2011-06-23
Availability unrestricted
Task-based learning is an instructional method in which students complete coherently-structured activities in order to meet objectives set by the educator. This thesis illustrates learning communities as the ideal environment for a task-based learning classroom. It discusses the teacherís role in a task-based classroom. This paper also describes three examples of tasks performed in my high school geometry classroom along with my observations of studentsí interactions and discussions.
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