This course will enhance the mathematics and language knowledge of mathematics teachers (grades K-8), as well as develop their teaching skills, through professional development activities. The course will be taught in six sessions throughout the academic school year, allowing teacher’s time to implement the skills they learn. Mathematics content will address Number and Operations in Base10 (K-5), and The Number System (6-8). Specifically, the follow up will address Counting and Cardinality (K-1), Number and Operations – Fractions (2-5), Ratios and Proportional Relationships (6-8). This will include the understanding of fractions as measures, different representations of fractions, different operations of fractions, and fractions as ratios and percent’s, as well as word problems. In addition the course will focus on the specific needs of English learners in mathematics classrooms and address the role of academic language in content knowledge learning. Teachers will be shown various tools and activities to effectively teach mathematics to English learners. Technology and manipulatives will also be explored as useful tools in the classroom. The follow up course will focus on classroom application of content and pedagogy with an emphasis on connections to California’s Common Core Standards in mathematics.
Course Number: EDUC-31608
Credit: 4.00 unit(s)