MATH 307 Secondary Mathematics/Physics Instruction (2)

Catalog Description:

This course is a methods course in secondary mathematics and physics curriculum and instruction. Areas of focus include current national and international curriculum standards and best-practices in secondary mathematics and physics teaching. The course includes a significant practical component of evaluated mock lessons delivered by students, with peer and instructor feedback. (Offered spring semester only.)

 

Prerequisites:


Must be following the math education track.

Required Course Materials:


Carol Simon Weinstein, Middle And Secondary Classroom Management: Lessons from Research And Practice, 3rd edition, McGraw-Hill, 2007 (ISBN 13-9780-0730-1039-7)

Course Coordinator:


Angela C. Hare, Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics

Course Audience:


Students majoring in math education.

Course Objectives:


Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. To apply state and national curriculum guidelines in mathematics education (PCTM, NCTM) to planning and teaching.
  2. To describe and apply appropriate models for making decisions about mathematics curricula.
  3. To identify and evaluate curricular and instructional issues related to professional ethics and Christian scholarship.
  4. To apply appropriate instructional strategies.
  5. To plan instruction that is unique to mathematics education.
  6. To apply assessment strategies and techniques for record-keeping and grading learning activities.
  7. To apply strategies for managing the instructional environment.
  8. To apply strategies for adapting instruction to the needs of exceptional learners.
  9. To evaluate and apply appropriate instructional technology.
  10. To become a participant in the professional development of mathematics educators.

 

Topics:


Current national and international curriculum standards and best-practices in secondary mathematics and physics teaching will be discussed.

 

Revised: September 2010

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