Exploration of Mathematics Teaching

Exploration of Mathematics Teaching
Field-based initial teaching experience directed at helping prospective teachers experience demands and opportunities associated with teaching mathematics to secondary students.
 Hours4.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 4.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesMATH 290 & MATH 313 & MTHED 177; FBI fingerprint and background clearance.
 TaughtFall, Winter
Course Outcomes

Mathematical Practices

Students understand authentic mathematical practices and use them to engage in meaningful mathematical exploration and reflect on their own use of these practices to make inferences about how adolescents might engage in mathematical tasks.

Philosophy of Teaching and Learning Mathematics

Students articulate a philosophy of teaching and learning mathematics based on the professional standards for teaching mathematics, the moral dimensions of teaching, and the INTASC standards.

Aligning Curriculum and Instructional Goals

Students can use curriculum guides such as the NCTM content standards or the Common Core State Standards to trace the K-12 development of a select central concept of mathematics as a means for planning instruction appropriate to a particular grade level and topic.

Analyzing Classroom Instruction

Students can analyze and describe the mathematical experiences of adolescents in terms of the tasks, discourse and learning environments they observe in public school classrooms, and can reconcile the theoretical principles of their university experience with the reality of a secondary classroom.