Henderson, Russell E.
College for Professional Studies
Master of Education
School of Education and Counseling
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
Trigonometry Unit Based on Brain Research The purpose of this project was to provide the teachers of high school geometry students with a unit on trigonometry that uses strategies that work with the natural brain process to promote successful learning. The trigonometry unit also serves as a sample unit in which brain compatible teaching strategies have been applied. Teachers can increase their effectiveness by transferring the strategies discussed in this project to other mathematics units, other subjects, or other grade levels. The unit was developed based on the findings from the current research on: (a) brain physiology, (b) adolescent learning, and (c) self-efficacy. A review of literature shows that researchers have identified processes that promote and impede the ability of the brain to learn successfully. Lesson plans and graphic organizers have been provided. The project was reviewed by education professionals and their comments along with the limitations of the project and suggestions for further research are discussed in chapter 5.
Date of Award
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Tait, Cynthia, "Trigonometry Unit Based On Brain Research" (2007). Student Publications. 77.