sec538 | Graduate
Mathematics Content And Curricular Knowledge
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Standards and Curricula
- Analyze the scaffolding and progression of state, local, and national standards in mathematics for grades 6â12.
- Investigate content and pedagogy components of the NCTM standards.
- Investigate resources for secondary mathematics curriculum.
- Examine strategies for integrating technology into secondary mathematics curriculum.
- Determine strategies for creating engaging lessons and unit plans for achieving curricular goals.
Assessing and Using Data Analysis
- Describe effective methods for assessing learnersâ understanding in mathematics using formative and summative assessments.
- Evaluate assessment techniques, tools, and strategies that are used to measure learning in mathematics.
- Use assessment data to inform planning and instruction.
- Describe strategies for guiding learners through self-analysis and reflection of their learning.
Mathematics Instruction for Diverse Learners
- Evaluate effective and innovative instructional strategies and materials for teaching grades 6â12 mathematics.
- Analyze ways to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of culturally, academically, and linguistically diverse students.
- Describe how technology can be used to engage and meet the needs of diverse learners.
Problem-Based Learning and Interdisciplinary Teaching
- Identify key components of problem-based learning in mathematics.
- Analyze a variety of instructional strategies that are designed to help students reason, solve problems, and communicate effectively in mathematics.
- Examine interdisciplinary strategies that develop skills across content areas.
- Appraise questioning techniques that develop studentsâ critical thinking skills.
Collaboration and Professional Development
- Evaluate professional and community resources and organizations that support and enhance mathematics instruction.
- Describe the importance of collaboration, self-reflection, and professional development to improve practice.
- Examine strategies for collaborating with all stakeholders in order to enhance student learning.
- Investigate professional development opportunities available to address your specific needs and interests.
History and Trends in Mathematics Education
- Examine historical and current theories and trends in mathematics instruction and education.
- Research professional organizations that shape and guide mathematics practices.
- Analyze research in the teaching and learning of mathematics and its implication for instruction.
- Examine your stateâs teacher examinations for secondary mathematics education.
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