Based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, this course establishes a foundation of mathematical content knowledge and problem-solving skills. Participants develop deeper understanding of mathematical concepts they are required to teach and engage in mathematical discourse as a means to explain their thinking and share strategies.
Participants will be able to:
• Deepen personal understanding of mathematical content found in middle school mathematics, such as fractions, decimals, percents, ratios, proportions and developing proportional reasoning
• Develop strategies to teach in a problem-based classroom
• Engage in and learn to lead mathematical discourse
• Integrate formative assessment techniques into mathematics instruction