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Secondary Education Mathematics Teaching Methods
MATH METHODS
CLASS CODE: MATH 490 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: MATHEMATICS
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Math 490 must be taken the semester before student teaching.

This course is designed to help preservice secondary mathematics teachers apply research-based teaching strategies that lead students to discover, create, appreciate, and utilize mathematics. Students will have many opportunities to teach, prepare lesson plans, learn how to organize and manage classrooms, and gain a knowledge of state and professional standards for secondary mathematics teachers.
TAUGHT: Winter, Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: A variety of pedagogical approaches to presenting mathematical concepts such as Transmission, Discovery, Apprenticeship, using group dynamics and catalytic teaching.
The NCTM Standards.
Ways of preparing a math lesson.
Various ways of assessing mathematical knowledge.
Teaching experience in Math classes.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Teach math concepts to each other - a secondary level class will be chosen and all will teach concepts from that course.
2. Teach two lessons to the students of a current math 101 section, after reviewing lesson plan to be used with 490 Instructor.
3. Teach three different lessons from the classroom text during class time.
4. Organize into outline form an entire chapter from the current Math 101 text, identifying the main concepts and sub-concepts as they could be presented.
5. Tutor for at least one hour each week at the Jr. High, coordinated with the Math instructors there.
6. Gain a working knowledge of the Idaho State Core and the National NCTM Standards. They can be found at: www.sde.state.id.us/MOST/core.html and at www.nctm.org/standards/overview.htm
7. Produce a portfolio containing: Two math bulletin boards as prepared and displayed; ten ideas organized for immediate us in your own classroom; and ten potential problems identified and solutions presented explaining how the problem will be avoided.
REQUIREMENTS: The requirements for this course include: Written examinations, homework assignments, class presentations, lesson plans in a portfolio, bulletin board displays, and other forms of assessment the instructor may assign.
PREREQUISITES: Math 302, Math 440
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003