Degree Type

Creative Component

Semester of Graduation

Summer 2018


Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

First Major Professor

Dr. Kristen S. Cetin


Master of Science (MS)


Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies


This research project works towards the integration of the fields of (a) math education, (b) construction engineering and (c) architecture for the Interdisciplinary Graduate Study program. These three topic areas are integrated into a single project which involves the development of several lesson plans, with the goal of teaching K-12 students, through hands-on interactive activities, about the design, construction, and operation of buildings within the built environment. These lessons plans serve several purposes, specifically (1) to introduce students to the concepts of architecture and construction engineering, particularly how these fields encourage sustainability and comfort in the built environment, and (2) teach students how the math they are learning in the classroom is directly applicable to these fields. The lesson plans also align with the core standards and provide more resources to the educational field since resources on the discussed topics are not widely available. This project specifically focuses on the development of lesson plans for the 9th-grade level or Algebra I.

Copyright Owner

Nancy Nicho

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