Curriculum Constructs And Assessment: Mathematics –
This course explores the mathematics classroom, curriculum, and teaching and assessment strategies. Participants identify the educational needs of students by exploring current instructional theory, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards, and social issues that impact the mathematics classroom. The course also helps prospective educators develop skills in selecting and adapting instruction for diverse student populations. The course will also emphasize classroom management skills as they relate to mathematics instruction.
Apply contemporary learning theories to understand how different students learn mathematics.
Describe appropriate modifications for special needs students.
Explore alternative teaching strategies to assist students in understanding mathematical concepts and their application.
Utilize community and parental resources.
Develop plans to implement extracurricular activities in mathematics classrooms.
Develop methods for enriching mathematics curriculum.
Develop the skills for constructing open-ended assessments.
Compare and contrast assessment strategies, including traditional and authentic assessment.
Evaluate the characteristics of an effective mathematics assessment.
Technology in the Classroom
Analyze appropriate uses of the Internet in the mathematics classroom.
Develop plans for utilizing computers in the mathematics classroom.
Investigate effective uses of graphing calculators and mathematics software in the classroom.
Unit and Lesson Planning
Apply standards to lesson plans.
Develop effective and functional lesson plans.
Construct an instructional unit.
Implement writing across the mathematics curriculum.
Use questioning techniques that develop students’ higher order thinking skills.
Implement strategies for teaching effective lessons through the use of problem-solving techniques.
Create a lesson plan incorporating cooperative learning strategies.
History and Trends in Mathematics Education
Analyze the characteristics of a professional mathematics teacher.
Analyze the development of mathematics education and how it relates to the contemporary classroom.
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