Mathematics for Elementary and Middle Grades (K-8) (MA) - Summer 2021 Cohort

Tentative course schedule
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Summer 2021
MATH
6201
Foundations of Mathematics Education
3 unit(s)
MATH
6212
Foundations of Algebraic Reasoning
3 unit(s)
Fall 2021
MATH
6227
Data Analysis, Probability, and Discrete Mathematical Reasoning
3 unit(s)
MATH
6381
Current Research in Mathematics Education
Understand purposes and methods of research in mathematics education with a focus on action research. Review mathematics education research and its implications for instruction. Conduct a classroom-based action research project. Prerequisite(s): MATH 6201 (800:220) or consent of department.
3 unit(s)
Spring 2022
MATH
6225
Teaching and Learning Mathematics
Exploration of instructional strategies to support mathematical learning of K-16 students with focus on your own practice. This includes establishing mathematical goals for learning, selecting appropriate tasks, facilitating classroom discourse, building conceptual understanding from procedural fluency, and using technology to enhance instruction.
3 unit(s)
MATH
6236
Equity and Mathematics Education
Examines theories of race, gender, social class, and sexuality and how these theories play out in K-16 mathematics classrooms. Exploration of historical, political, and pedagogical issues within mathematics education. Includes history of treatment of minorities in mathematics education, teaching mathematics for social justice, culturally relevant mathematics pedagogy, and other pedagogies and theories related to teaching socioculturally diverse students.
3 unit(s)
Summer 2022
MATH
6215
Foundations of Geometric Reasoning
3 unit(s)
MATH
6216
Number and Operations
3 unit(s)
Fall 2022
MATH
6209
Curriculum & Assessment
In this course, students will explore various curricula and strategies and practices for assessing students' thinking and performance. Multiple curricula and forms of quality assessment will be considered, with an emphasis on formative assessment, aligning assessment to instruction, and interpreting evidence.
3 unit(s)
MATH
6299
Research
1-2 unit(s)

* This course is not a requirement to graduate. May be taken in conjunction with the required research paper.

Spring 2023
MATH
6205
Teaching Rational Numbers and Proportionality
Examination of literature, problems, and issues related to teaching fractions, decimals, ratios, proportion, and percent. Exploration of innovative strategies for developing concepts, skills, and proportional reasoning. Prerequisite(s): MATH 6201 (800:220) or consent of department.
3 unit(s)
MATH
6299
Research
1-2 unit(s)

* This course is not a requirement to graduate. May be taken in conjunction with the required research paper.