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MATH 532. Professional Subject Matter for Secondary School Mathematics

Credits: 4
Department: Mathematics
Description: For teacher candidates only. Algebra, geometry, data analysis, and advanced topics; current curriculum and pedagogical developments, lesson planning, and macroteaching. Should be taken within one year prior to student teaching.
Prerequisites: Passing scores on the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examination Basic Skills Tests or instructor permission, and one 400-level mathematics course.
Corequisites: STEM 521, ED 551, ED 521
Semester Offered: Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Apply problem solving strategies to solve and pose problems within the context of secondary school mathematics.
2. Read and restate in their own words the five principles enumerated in the NCTM Standards: equity, curriculum, teaching, learning, assessment, and technology.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the NCTM Standards by making connections between and within mathematical strands including computation and estimation, number sense, statistics, probability, algebra, measurement, and geometry, and between and within the process standards including problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, connections, and representation.
4. Adopt and defend in writing a position on an issue in mathematics education.
5. Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of secondary school mathematics by modeling with manipulatives and technology.
6. Demonstrate by lesson planning, unit planning, and microteaching how they can transform their pedagogical and mathematical content knowledge into a form that is accessible to secondary school students.

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