Single Subject Methods for Teaching Mathematics
This online methods course satisfies California requirements for teachers who want to add Single Subject Mathematics to their current general education teaching credential.
What you will learn.
- Plan, implement, and assess instruction using California’s adopted standards and curriculum for mathematics
- Develop and demonstrate mastery of subject-specific pedagogy appropriate at the middle school and high school levels
- Differentiate instruction to make content accessible to all students, including English learners
About this course:This course is designed to prepare secondary math candidates to effectively plan and deliver the state-adopted academic content standards for students in mathematics (grades 7-12). The candidate will have multiple opportunities to learn, practice, and reflect upon mathematics-specific pedagogical knowledge and skills to: enable students to understand basic mathematical computations, concepts, and symbols to solve common problems and novel problems; help students solve real-world problems using mathematical reasoning and concrete, verbal, symbolic, and graphic representations; provide a secure environment for taking intellectual risks and approaching problems in multiple ways; model and encourage students to use multiple ways of approaching mathematical problems; encourage discussion of different solution strategies; foster positive attitudes toward mathematics; and encourage student curiosity, flexibility, and persistence in solving mathematical problems. The course also helps students in grades 7-12 to understand mathematics as a logical system that includes definitions, axioms, and theorems; understand and use mathematical notation and advanced symbols; and assign and assess work through progress monitoring and summative assessments that include illustrations of student thinking such as open-ended questions, investigations, and projects.
It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Single Subject Methods for Teaching Mathematics.