Kristen Savastano

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Professional background: My name is Kristen Savastano. I am a high school mathematics teacher in a public school in New York. I primarily teach geometry, but also teach an algebra II course as well as SAT preparation. I have a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics: Adolescent Education from SUNY Cortland. I also have a Master's degree in Literacy grades 5-12 from SUNY New Paltz. I am now working on a Master's degree in Curriculum Design and Instructional technology from SUNY Albany.

Mini Course Description: So often in math, topics are introduced in a isolated fashion. True understanding of the curriculum happens when students see connections between the topics they are learning in mathematics. This mini-course outlines an approach to an integrated geometry curriculum that activates prior knowledge, explores what students already know, and encourages them to create and prove other math concepts.