2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

EDSE 50443 Methods for Teaching Secondary School Mathematics I

Prerequisites: Admission into College of Education; and corequisite: EDSE 41151 or EDUC 60980. Using the guidelines set forth by the national Council of Teachers of mathematics and the State of Texas for mathematics instruction, the students will develop pedagogical content knowledge for teaching secondary mathematics. The content (number and operations, algebra) will be explored from an inquiry perspective to build a conceptual understanding of the mathematics. Students will also be exposed to best practices which promote the process standards (problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, connections, and representations) through class investigations and discussions, readings, and field placements. The process of developing units and lessons as well as assessment techniques for evaluating students' progress and teacher practice will be integrated into the coursework.