ED 361 Methods of Teaching Math: Middle School
3 credits, Spring
Includes an in-depth study of the philosophy, resources, curriculum, instructional strategies and assessment practices necessary to design a learning environment focused on the developmental characteristics of young adolescents. This course emphasizes the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics standards and state standards. Candidates engage in constructivist teaching methods including problem solving, collaboration, investigation, inquiry, discovery and project-based learning. This course includes investigation and application of number sense, ratio, proportion, percent, number theory, data analysis, patterns, and connections to algebra and geometry topics in the context of the middle school mathematics curriculum. Appropriate use of technology, including graphing calculators and software, is identified and explored.