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
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.
-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).
Small group work
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
Service Learning and Chart
Field Experience Blog
Class Attendance/ Participation
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:
READINGS AND/OR ASSIGNMENTS TO BE DONE PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS: