Jun 12, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MACI 311 - Teaching and Learning Math Concepts, Skills and Critical Thinking

Prerequisites, admission to integrated educational studies major or MACI track or STEM Education minor or Secondary Education minor and consent of instructor. The focus of this course is to prepare teacher candidates for teaching math concepts, skills and critical thinking in California's public schools. Candidates will become familiar with the California Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the principles underlying how children learn math, from early childhood to middle school. Candidates will learn effective ways to design instruction in order to include all learners in accessible and rigorous problem-solving that allows students to develop both conceptual and procedural skills. The class will explore psychological aspects of mathematics learning, such as math anxiety and encouraging all students to see themselves as young mathematicians. Students will participate in a praxis to tutor elementary and/or middle school grade students. Letter grade. Fee:$75. (Offered spring semester.) 5 credits