This course examines the development of mathematics knowledge in the middle years with a focus on the development of students' mathematical thinking and understanding of rational numbers, algebra, geometry and measurement, and statistics.
An in-depth study of the research, theory and evidence-based practices associated with mathematical inquiry aimed at raising student achievement. Participants will analytically investigate how mathematical inquiry learning communities are constructed and how they support all learners to engage in mathematics at a high level of achievement.
Students will develop scholarship, engagement, and teaching that is enterprising, particularly in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (S.T.E.M.). The course will provide an interdisciplinary approach to integrating STEM into practice across the disciplines. The course will involve the participation of students in problem-based and project-based learning activities.
An exploration of the role of mathematics in education and society - with a focus on the nature of mathematics, the mathematics curriculum and learning theories and trajectories associated with rational number, algebra, geometry and statistics.
276.784 Current Issues in Teaching Mathematics30 credits
A critical study of contemporary pedagogical issues in mathematics education, including issues related to the social context, learning and assessment and the culture of mathematics teaching.