MATH 285 Spring 2015 Mathematics Education (Q)

This course will be a study of mathematics education, from the practical aspects of teaching to numerous ideas in current research. This is an exciting time in mathematics education. The new common core state standards have sparked a level of interest and debate not often seen in the field. In this course, we will look at a wide range of issues in math education, from content knowledge to the role of creativity in a math class to philosophies of teaching. In addition to weekly tutorial meetings that focus on some of the key questions in math education, we will also meet weekly as a group to discuss the mechanics of teaching. Each student will also be responsible for teaching bi-weekly extra sessions for MATH 200 at which they will make presentations, field questions, and offer guidance on homework questions. Students will also attend the MATH 200 lecture, and do some grading for the course. Anyone interested in this course should contact Prof Pacelli early in the fall semester if possible.
Class Format: tutorial/teaching
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based primarily on written work, oral presentations, teaching performance, and a final project
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the Gaudino option
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Prerequisites: MATH 250 and MATH 200 or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preference: those with an interest in teaching, and if over-enrolled, admission will be based on answers to a questionnaire
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Divisional Attributes: Division III,Quantitative and Formal Reasoning
Other Attributes: TEAC Related Courses
Enrollment Limit: 6
Expected Enrollment: 6
Class Number: 3449
MATH 285 - T1 (S) TUT Mathematics Education (Q) Division 3: Science and MathematicsQuantitative and Formal Reasoning Allison Pacelli
M 2:35 PM-3:50 PM Bronfman 107 3449
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