MG5320 - Number, Quantity, and Algebra for Middle/Secondary School Teachers
This course focuses on algebraic thinking and concepts central to the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics [CCSSM]. Specifically, the mathematical content of the course aligns with the CCSSM standards (gr. 5-12) in number, quantity, and algebra. Classroom activities explore this mathematical content and the Standards for Mathematical Practice in CCSSM deepening students’ understanding. The activities also demonstrate how mathematical practices can be integrated in the everyday learning experiences of every student. Building on this knowledge students design lesion plans to achieve clear content and process objectives. Classroom discussions focus on thinking processes, mathematical concepts, habits of mind, conceptual understanding, and dispositions that students need in order to develop a deep, flexible, and enduring understanding of mathematics.