Apr 18, 2024  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2017-2018 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDES 5116 Secondary Content Methodology for Teaching Math

4 semester hours

This course prepares candidates to teach mathematics using a balanced approach, including computational and procedural skills, conceptual understanding, and problem solving/inquiry, outlined in the California Mathematics Framework, National Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Mathematical Practice Standards (MP), and Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC). Methods for long and short range planning, unit plan design, and creation of authentic assessments are woven in to support teachers create effective learning environments for their students. Candidates learn how to plan instruction by linking mathematical/scientific knowledge to instructional pedagogy, design measurable learning objectives that drive instruction implementation, and organize learning to connect to student culture, prior knowledge, interests, goals, and learning needs to include English learners and students with diverse needs. Candidates learn how to anticipate mathematics learning obstacles, student misconceptions, to plan multiple learning opportunities to increase student learning with a focus on students’ mathematical thinking, mathematical representation, mathematical language, mathematics curriculum, culturally responsive instructional planning & implementations, classroom discourse, and assessment (MLD Methodologies). This course embeds inclusive approaches to engage all students through the use of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guidelines. Clinical Practice is a required component of this course.

Consent of Coordinator required.