Mathematics for Elementary and Middle Grades (K-8) (MA) - Summer 2017 Cohort

Tentative course schedule
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Summer 2017

On the UNI campus for 2 weeks and an online learning component

MATH
6201
New Developments in Mathematics Education
Introduce current recommendations and policies regarding mathematics goals, content, frameworks, instructional strategies and curricula. Investigate topics and documents with a focus on application and impact to classrooms. Prerequisite(s): consent of department.
3 unit(s)
MATH
6212
Algebraic Content and Pedagogy for Teachers
Examine algebraic standards, content, instructional strategies and curricula. Focus on application and impact on classroom practice, planning and assessment in algebra. Focus on change in one’s teaching and curriculum. Prerequisite(s): consent of department.
3 unit(s)
Fall 2017

Online learning environment

MATH
6286
Studies in Cognitive Demand and Classroom Discourse
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 2018

Online learning environment

MATH
6203
Contemporary Assessment in Mathematics Education I
Study of strategies and practices for assessing students' thinking and performance. Multiple forms of quality assessment with an emphasis on formative assessment, aligning assessment to instruction, and interpreting evidence. Prerequisite(s): MATH 6201 (800:220) or consent of department.
2 unit(s)
MATH
6224
Mathematics for the Middle Grades Teachers I
Integrated, historical and cultural study of development and structure of quantity, data and chance. Focus on mathematical ways of knowing and verification.
3 unit(s)
Summer 2018

On the UNI campus for 2 weeks and an online learning component 

MATH
6204
Contemporary Mathematics Curricula
Study and evaluation of innovative curriculum materials. Focus on application to classroom practice and planning for change for a selected topic. Prerequisite(s): MATH 6201 (800:220) or consent of department.
2 unit(s)
MATH
6215
Geometric Content and Pedagogy for Teachers
Examine geometric standards, content, methods and curricula. Analyze student thinking, examine van Hiele levels and expand conceptions of proof. Focus on impact on one's own practice, planning and assessment. Prerequisite(s): MATH 6201 (800:220) or consent of department.
3 unit(s)
Fall 2018

Online learning environment

MATH
6259
Reflective Teaching: Equity and Diversity in Math Education
1 unit(s)
MATH
6259
Reflective Teaching Seminar: Teaching and Modeling Mathematics in Technology
1 unit(s)
Spring 2019

Online learning environment

MATH
6226
Mathematics for the Middle Grades Teacher II
Integrated, historical, and cultural study of development and structure of patterns, functions, relationships, and shapes. Focus on ways of knowing and verification. Prerequisite(s): MATH 6224 (800:236).
3 unit(s)
Summer 2019

On the UNI campus for 2 weeks and an online learning component

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
6210
Technology in Middle Grades Mathematics
Uses of technology in teaching and learning mathematics. Examination of research related to incorporating technology in the teaching of mathematics. Prerequisite(s): MATH 6201 (800:220) or consent of department.
1 unit(s)
MATH
6234
Reflective Teaching: Leadership
Students will critically reflect on classroom practice with the focus on leadership in mathematics education. Prerequisite(s): MATH 6201 (800:220) or consent of department.
1 unit(s)