The general goal of the course is to learn to teach mathematics in such a way that your students develop "mathematical power." Mathematical power includes both ability (to conjecture, reason logically and communicate about mathematics) and attitude (self-confidence and a disposition to question and explore significant mathematical situations).
The course will focus on the following:
·Mathematical content. Students will develop and/ or refine their conceptual and procedural knowledge of the mathematics included in the elementary curriculum. Particular attention will be given to the content recommended in the QEP Math Curriculum Guide.
·Mathematical learning. Students will explore instructional strategies and tools for the teaching and assessment of mathematics consistent with constructivist theories. Students will be expected to use this knowledge when planning for instruction.
Connecting mathematical ideas. Students will explore ways to link mathematical ideas and to relate mathematics to other subject areas and everyday situations.
- Teacher: Richard Orzechowski