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EDU-310-20, Math in Elem School (FA13)

INSTRUCTOR: Lisa Pallett

SCHEDULE/DAY/TIME: Special/Thursday/6-8:45, 09/12/2013-11/14/2013

CONTENT:

This course will examine methods for planning and delivering effective instruction in the elementary mathematics classroom. Instruction will focus on the components of effective mathematics instruction, ways to organize time and materials in the classroom, how to relate goals and objectives to long range and daily planning, how to use technology to support mathematics instruction, and ways to assess and evaluate student progress.  This course will require lesson planning, tutoring, classroom mini-teaching and peer teaching.  Problem solving approaches, authentic tasks, and active learning strategies will be included. This is web-assisted course in which participants will use various websites and Blackboard for the completion of some assignments. This course incorporates a service-learning component.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

Students will:

-Demonstrate an understanding of planning, implementing, and assessing mathematics instruction; (EDO 1-5, INTASC 1,2,4,5,7, and 8).

-Identify NCTM standards and apply principles of the teaching/learning process; (EDO 1, INTASC 1).

-Identify and analyze a variety of approaches to mathematics instruction, problem solving and assessment; (EDO 2, INTASC 4).

-Relate mathematics resources to appropriate goals and objectives; (EDO 1-5, INTASC 2 and 7).

METHODS:

Lecture

Modeling

Demonstration

Small group work

Class discussions

Student Presentations and Teaching

Reflections and Critiques on Readings

REQUIREMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS: 

Reading Assignments and Discussion Questions

Problem Solving Math Activity

Journal Article Reviews (2)

Math Literature review (2)

Lesson Plans (2)

Peer Teaching and Reflection

Math Material Box

Case Study

Service Learning and Chart

Field Experience Blog

Math Philosophy

Class Attendance/ Participation

E-portfolio Assignments

Tests

NCTM Conference Attendance and Reflection (optional)

GRADING POLICIES/COURSE EXPECTATIONS:

Reading Assignment Questions - 20 points

Math Problem Solving Activity - 20 points

Journal Article Review (2) - 30 points (15 points each)

Math Literature Reviews (2) - 20 points (10 points each)

Lesson Plans (2) - 60 points (30 points each)

Peer Teaching and Reflection - 30 points

Math Material Box - 20 points

Case Study - 30 points

Service Learning Chart - 20 points

Field Experience Blog            - 30 points

Math Philosophy - 40 points

Tests - 60 points (30 points each)

Attendance/ Participation - 20 points

Total - 400 points

A = 95%-100%; B+ = 90%-94%; B = 85%-89%; C+ = 80%-84%; C = 70%-79%; D = 60%-69%; F = Below 60%

REQUIRED TEXT(S) OR MATERIALS: 

Van De Walle, John A.  Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally, Seventh Edition.  New York: Addison Wesley Longman, 2006(The sixth edition is also acceptable).

RECOMMENDED READINGS OR MATERIALS: 

NONE

READINGS AND/OR ASSIGNMENTS TO BE DONE PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS:

NONE