EDU 4117 - Methods and Materials in Mathematics (3)
Prerequisites: Students must be admitted a full semester prior to student teaching. The following methods and materials courses are intended to give an understanding of the special teaching procedures and materials related to each of the special fields of teaching. These courses provide an understanding of teaching procedures, classroom management, reading skills, and effective teaching strategies and materials related to specialized subjects areas. These courses are components of the Senior Semester in Teacher Education for elementary, middle school, secondary, and specialty area majors. The student teacher completes the professional portfolio and participates in mock interviews and specialty area coaching sessions. Prerequisite to all methods courses are admission to the Teacher Education Program and an overall GPA of at least 2.5. Corequisites: EDU 4200 Student Teaching. This course, completed concurrently with EDU 4217 , is an overview of various methods of teaching mathematics. Textbooks as well as standardized tests and teacher-made tests are discussed. Special attention is given to the material in the current issues of The Mathematics Teacher and the Yearbook of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. This course provides a survey of effective teaching methods in mathematics, classroom management techniques, and a review of philosophies of student discipline. The student teacher completes the professional portfolio and participates in mock interviews.
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