2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 21, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

MATH 0355 - Exploring the Mathematical Knowledge of Teaching (Middle and High School)

Credits: 3

Introduces the prospective middle and high school teacher to the teaching of mathematics.  An activity-based format and the common core standards of mathematical practice will be used to create a learning environment that fosters an exploration of the processes of teaching mathematics.  emphasis will be placed on the students using inquiry techniques in the roles of teachers at a local middle or high school, encouraging the individual development of fundamental concepts in mathematics.  Among other objectives, students will learn how to ask good questions, facilitate whole class discussions, write prompts that guide students’ inquiry and assess students’ content knowledge and reasoning abilities.  Three contact hours per week, including substantial laboratory/activity time in a local grade 5-12 classroom.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.