TC705 Teaching Math
This course is intended for students to use subject matter knowledge to plan, deliver, assess and reflect on math instruction for all students, consistent with Common Core and California State Standards. The course presents strategies for teaching mathematics emphasizing a conceptual understanding of topics typically taught in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms, such as numbers and numeration, fractions, decimals, ratios, proportions, as well as concepts in algebra and geometry and advanced mathematics, data analysis, probability and statistics. High leverage practices, methods and materials for the sequential development of number sense, operations, equations and algebraic thinking will be discussed and practiced. The impact of all levels of students who are learning English within the development of learning math will be addressed throughout the course. This course is also designed to facilitate the student’s development of critical analytical skills in the evaluation and interpretation of mathematics in theory and practice. As part of the Special Education (Education Specialist Instruction) Credential program, inclusionary strategies and techniques including but not limited to co-teaching and providing in class academic support will be emphasized.