Subject: Curriculum Studies
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Education
Department: Curriculum Studies


This course will help prospective elementary and middle school mathematics teachers develop their mathematical content knowledge for teaching, that is, to introduce future math teachers to the mathematical work of teaching. However, as has been established in the research literature, the amount of mathematics a teacher studies does not ensure good mathematics teaching. As such, specific mathematics subject matter knowledge—number sense, sets, numeration, whole numbers (operation, properties, computation), elementary arithmetic, number theory, place value, fractions, algebra, decimals, ratio, percent, proport ion, integers, rational numbers, real numbers, measurement, geometry, data analysis, probability, exponents, problem solving, sets—will be introduced in a manner that will model instructional strategies for teaching mathematical concepts found in the elementary and middle school curriculum. The delivery of said content, as importantly, will embody current research in the field of mathematics education. Simply put, this is much more than a math course for future math teachers.

Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the College of Education.

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