Learning and Teaching Mathematics: Content, Cognition, and Pedagogy

Students in this course will strengthen their own understanding of the principles and concepts underlying fundamental mathematical content, specifically number and operations, functions and algebra, geometry and measurement, and statistics and probability. At the same time, students will learn to develop meaningful and inviting approaches to teaching mathematics classroom settings, with an emphasis on student-centered learning. This course is team taught by Wellesley College faculty with a background in mathematics and quantitative reasoning and an elementary school teacher and mathematics specialist. Weekly fieldwork of 60 minutes in an elementary classroom is required. This course is structured to support students pursuing elementary education certification, but is open to all students.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 15

Prerequisites: One education course or permission of the instructor.

Instructor: TBD, Haskell

Distribution Requirements: EC - Epistemology and Cognition; MM - Mathematical Modeling and Problem Solving

Typical Periods Offered: Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall