MATH 407 Secondary Mathematics Curriculum and Instruction (1)

Catalog Description:

A seminar course emphasizing disciplinary content issues that are specific to mathematics teaching. Classroom management techniques, assessment strategies, adaptations for exceptional learners, and instructional technology will be discussed in the context of equipping students to participate in the professional community of mathematics teachers. (Offered fall semester only.)


Concurrent enrollment with EDUC 420, EDUC 435, and PSYC/HDFS 311 and admission to the Professional Semester.

Required Course Materials:

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

Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, NCTM: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2000, ISBN 0-87353-480-8. (One copy, or an e-copy, is available free to members of NCTM, or by purchasing from

Course Coordinator:

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

Course Audience:

Math Education majors who are admitted to the Professional Semester.

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 (PSSA, 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.


  1. Standards for School Mathematics
  2. Pennsylvania System of School Assessment
  3. Gaining Studentsí Cooperation
  4. Motivating Students
  5. National Standards for Grades 6-8
  6. National Standards for Grades 9-12
  7. Exceptional Learners
  8. Developing Mathematics Curricula
  9. Constructing Concepts and Discovering Relationships
  10. Developing Knowledge and Algorithmic Skills
  11. Leading Students to Communicate
  12. Beginning a Career as a Professional Mathematics Teacher



Revised: September 2010

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