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.

Making Connections in the Geometry Classroom