HSED422 / MSED456: Strategies for Teaching Mathematics
Homepage, Fall 2005

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Topic of the Day | Teaching Practice | Teaching Theory

Instructor: Heidi Burgiel, hburgiel@bridgew.edu
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 2:00-3:00 Math Services AAC, Tuesday 3:00-4:00 223 Hart Hall and by appointment

Strategies, including methods, materials and media for teaching mathematics are studied. Developing competency and versatility is stressed through simulations, teaching analyses and observation.

In order to take advantage of the diversity of student experience and philosophy, this course will largely be presented in seminar or discussion format. The typical class session will consist of four parts:

Topic of the Day: (20 minutes) Students present and discuss practical concerns about teaching.
Teaching Practice: (50 minutes) Students participate in mock teaching exercises covering different topic areas of the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework.
Teaching Theory: (50 minutes) Students share and discuss research results in mathematics education.
Content: (20 minutes) A short math lesson or activity drawn from the instructor's teaching experience.