Math Wonders to Inspire Teachers and Students

ED 501 Course Syllabus and Assignments

Course Readings

Math Wonders to Inspire Teachers and Students by Alfred Posamentier (2003) Alexandria, VA: ASCD Publishers. 270 pages.

Course Description

This course will help teachers engage students in advanced math lessons and activities that encourage them to explore math principles that are complex and fun to use. The book contains an amazing collection of quirks, illustrations, problems and surprises that engage learners. The book's many problems use attention-getters, motivators, and enrichment activities that keep students exploring mathematical mysteries. Teachers will write an essay on learning theory and develop lessons or activities for classroom applications. As well as to help students use the book content to advance their mathematical inquiry, problem solving and creativity.

Course Objectives

1. Educators will explore the various concepts, lessons and activities that stimulate and challenge students in advanced mathematical concepts and problems.

2. Participants taking this course will learn how to implement a variety of mathematical teaching concepts and complex or creative math problems for advanced learners.

3. Educators will learn about numerous mathematical lessons that are different and provide challenges and problems solving activities for both teachers and students.

4. Participants will study and utilize a variety of mathematical teaching strategies and implement various activities for classroom instruction and applications.

5. Educators will write an essay about math learning theory and they will develop lesson or unit plans using the strategies or activities from the book in their classroom.

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Course Syllabus and Assignment Rubrics

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The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards seeks to identify and recognize teachers who effectively enhance student learning and demonstrate the high level of knowledge, skills, abilities and commitments. This course aligns with #1, #2, #3 #4 and #5 of those standards.

Chapter Review/Reflections:

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

Chapters:

1. The Beauty of Numbers
2. Some Arithmetic Marvels
3. Problems with Surprising Solutions
4. Algebraic Entertainments
5. Geometric Wonders
6. Mathematical Paradoxes
7. Counting and Probability
8. Mathematical Potpourri

Writing Assignments

After the chapter reviews, write a two-page paper linking key concepts from the book Math Wonders to Inspire Teachers and Students by Alfred Posamentier, to your specific classroom context. Compose your writings on areas of interest that are relevant to your teaching discipline or professional experience. This will enhance your capacity to apply the new concepts learned in this course. Focus your writings and activities on the concepts and strategies from the book and related assignments on how you can apply them to your school environment, teaching methodology and instructional practice.

Required Assignments

1. Book readings
2. Chapter reviews and reflections
3. Research article review.
4. Project or activity
5. Final application essay.

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

Math Wonders to Inspire Teachers and Students

$395

3 Credits

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Email * (please provide personal email - school district emails often fail or get blocked)
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