The purpose of this curriculum development capstone project is to provide a sign language resource for the teachers of mathematics classes in deaf education settings. The project consists of a webpage including the clips of various mathematics signs in American Sign Language (ASL). The webpage includes 45 mathematics vocabulary words, taken from the Algebra I mathematics book by Bellman, Bragg, Charles, Hall, Handlin, and Kennedy (2007). A definition as well as visual illustrations and/or visual examples are provided for each word. After the implementation of the website, several questions were asked in order to improve the quality of the webpage. The feedback was provided by a team of teachers and graduate students. This project serves as the sign language resource to help mathematics teachers in deaf education improve their signing skills and also help them choose the semantically correct signs, which can lead to better results in student learning of mathematics.
Department, Program, or Center
Master of Science of Secondary Education of Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (NTID)
Bosley, Erin, "Mathematics and signing using modem technology" (2007). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
RIT – Main Campus