Graduation Year


Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Faculty Advisor

Jessica de la Cruz


Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Mathematics, Mathematical education


This paper will analyze several reasons why traditional educational practices are not well suited for students with ASD, and will explore multiple promising areas of research on mathematical education for these students. The project has several goals, which will be described in more detail throughout the rest of this paper. One such goal is to create a web resource for teachers that is designed to be suited towards students with ASD. The website will contain an overview of my research and analysis, as well as access to sample lesson plans. The purpose of the website is to bridge a gap between research and implementation by making the dense and long research papers accessible to a wider audience and to help educators access and feel able and inspired to actually implement these concepts in their classrooms.