Instructor


Jeffrey O. Bauer

107 Carhart Science

Phone: 402-375-7334

Email: jebauer1@wsc.edu


Course Description: This course examines the content, methods, techniques and materials, including bibliography, in mathematics. The course also addresses the relationship of mathematics to the total curriculum. Taken concurrently with EDU 323 Content Area Practicum. Since background in objective writing, teaching methodology, lesson and unit design, and assessment is important; it is recommended that students take EDU 400 before enrolling in this course.


Textbook: Teaching Mathematics in the 21st Century: Methods and Activities for Grades 6-12, 3E.. Huetinck and Munshin (2008). Pearson Education, Inc.; Upper Saddle, NJ. (ISBN-13: 978-0-13-228142-3)


Course Syllabus

Course Outline


  1. Introduction to Mathematics Education
    1. History
    2. Standards-Based Curriculum
    3. Cooperative Learning
    4. Logic
  2. Learning and Motivation
    1. Learning Theories
    2. Ways of Viewing Learning
    3. Motivation
  3. Jerome Bruner
    1. Enactive Stage
    2. Ionic (Pictorial) Stage
    3. Abstract Stage
  4. Standards-Based Curricula
    1. Standards-Based Curricula
    2. Secondary
    3. Middle-School
    4. NCTM
    5. Nebraska
  5. State of Geometry & Algebra
    1. Contemporary Geometry
    2. Contemporary Algebra
  6. Planning
    1. Long-Range Planning
    2. Daily Lessons
    3. NE Standards
  7. Assessment
    1. Purpose of Assessment
    2. Formative
    3. Summative
    4. Performance
    5. High-Stakes