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Curriculum Constructs And Assessment: Secondary Mathematics
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Parent, Teacher and Community Collaboration
- Explain the importance of parent/teacher communication and collaboration.
- Determine strategies for increasing the level of parental involvement.
- Explore strategies to utilize community resources in the mathematics classroom.
- Explore the range of social, health, educational and language-related service agencies and other resources that are available at school and off-campus.
- Examine how family and personal experiences shape teaching/learning perceptions in the mathematics classroom.
- Review the roles of mathematics professional organizations.
- Identify professional development opportunities in mathematics available in your state.
- Analyze the importance of staying current in mathematics education.
- Analyze professional resources available to mathematics teachers.
Instructional Approaches and Strategies
- Analyze effective motivational techniques to engage mathematics students.
- Apply knowledge of mathematical reasoning, communication, connections, and representations in an instructional plan.
- Develop an instructional unit for math.
- Review approaches to unit and lesson planning in teaching mathematics.
- Propose innovative instructional strategies and materials used to teach mathematics to adolescents.
- Analyze ways in which differentiating instruction occurs in the mathematics classroom.
- Identify ways in which classroom management techniques can enhance the mathematics classroom.
- Utilize appropriate instructional strategies and materials that enhance students’ conceptual understanding of mathematical concepts.
- Implement strategies for teaching effective lessons through the use of problem-solving techniques.
- Use questioning techniques that develop students’ higher-order thinking skills.
Review of Math Education Content Knowledge
- Review Number and Operation.
- Research different perspectives on Algebra.
- Review Geometries.
- Review Calculus.
- Review Discrete Mathematics.
- Examine Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability.
- Review Measurement.
- Examine your state’s teacher licensure examinations for secondary mathematics education.
Reading and Writing Strategies
- Evaluate current mathematics texts.
- Examine strategies for building students’ comprehension and vocabulary skills in mathematics.
- Describe methods to incorporate reading and writing strategies into mathematics lessons.
- Implement reading and writing strategies in a math lesson.
History and Trends in Mathematics Education
- Research professional organizations that shape and guide math practices.
- Analyze research in the teaching and learning of mathematics and its implications for instruction.
- Explain historical perspectives and trends in the study of mathematics.
- Examine current themes and trends in the teaching of mathematics.
Standards and Curricula
- Review the NCTM Curriculum Focal Points.
- Research Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
Classroom Assessment and Rubrics
- Construct an open-ended assessment.
- Evaluate the characteristics of effective mathematics assessment.
- Analyze formative and summative mathematics assessments and rubrics.
Integrating Literature, Technology, and Media
- Integrate literature into a mathematics lesson.
- Investigate effective uses of graphing calculators, computers, mathematical software, and the Internet in the classroom.
- Analyze the legal and ethical issues regarding the use of technology in the classroom.
- Develop a plan to integrate instructional technology tools in the mathematics classroom.
- Compile a list of fiction and non-fiction literature to enhance the teaching of mathematics.
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