Literacy Strategies for Improving Mathematics Instruction

ED 501 Course Syllabus and Assignments

Course Readings

Literacy Strategies for Improving Mathematics Instruction by Joan Kenney. 2005. Alexandria, VA: ASCD. Date: 99 Pages

Course Description

This course explains how to prepare students to be successful math learners by teaching them the strategies they will need to comprehend math vocabulary, writing, textbooks, and problem-solving processes. Educators will learn about the language of math and how to utilize reading and writing in the math classroom to help students understand and apply the mathematical applications. Participants will write a paper on instructional theory for teaching mathematics or develop lessons or activities for classroom applications that help students understand and compute mathematics

Course Objectives

1. Educators will learn about the use the application of language and writing as it applies to mathematical concepts and situational examples that translate to numerical applications.

2. Teachers will examine reading problems that hinder student comprehension of worded problems and to simplify or reword questions so students understand the math involved.

3. Educators will learn about applying writing to the mathematics classroom and how that helps students comprehend the mathematical computations involved within language and literacy development.

4. The wording for describing graphic representations from a visual format and then expressing the concepts to create meaning are also presented.

5. Teachers will develop lesson or unit plans that apply literacy strategies for addressing learning deficiencies and how this can help students improve their mathematical skills.

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Course Syllabus and Assignment Rubrics

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Chapter Review/Reflections:

Write several paragraphs summarizing the main ideas, knowledge and information that you thought was significant from each chapter in the book. Extended bullet points of main issues are also acceptable. See the corresponding rubric for guidelines..

Chapters:

1. Mathematics as Language
2. Reading in the Mathematics Classroom
3. Writing in the Mathematics Classroom
4. Graphics Representation
5. Discourse in the Mathematics Classroom
6. Creating Mathematical Meanings

Writing Assignments

After the chapter reviews, write a two-page paper linking key concepts from the book Literacy Strategies for Improving Mathematics Instruction by Joan Kenney Williams, to your specific classroom context. By focusing your essay on an area of interest that is relevant to your teaching or professional experience, you will enhance your capacity to apply new concept learned in this class. You may choose to specifically focus your paper on classroom-management strategies from the book that are a change from your typical teaching methodology or practice.

Required Assignments

1. Book chapter readings
2.Chapter reviews and reflections.
3. Final Application essay or project activity (APA or MA writing style format.)

Email Assignments to: teacherslearningcenter@gmail.com in 1 or 2 Words docs.
Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca 727-258-7233

Literacy Strategies for Improving Mathematics Instruction

$295

2 Credits

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