Teaching Children Who Struggle with Mathematics

ED 501 Course Syllabus and Assignments

Course Readings

Teaching Learners Who Struggle with Mathematics by Helen Sherman (2009) New Jersey: Pearson Education. 256 pages

Course Description

This course will help math teachers use this problem-solving guide to quickly know exactly what to do for students who struggle with math. Basic math concepts and skills, such as place values, whole number computation, decimals and problem-solving are presented to help teachers reach students. Educators will evaluate their instructional approaches and adapt a systematic approach to analysis and correction strategies for instruction that enhances learning mathematics. 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 dissimilar learner and techniques to help students who struggle with mathematics use strategies for using place value in a variety of techniques.

2. Teachers will reexamine the addition of whole numbers to present the process using a variety of techniques. Then use the techniques in the subtraction of whole numbers.

3. Educators will learn about applying a variety of techniques for multiplication and division to reach the diverse perspectives and learning styles of students.

4. A variety of instructional approaches for understanding rational numbers and decimals and presenting them to students who have a hard time working with numbers.

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.

Teaching Children Who Struggle with Mathematics

$395

3 Credits

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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 Dissimilar Learner and Mathematics Instruction
2. Place Value
3. Addition and Whole Numbers
4. Subtraction of Whole Numbers
5. Multiplication
6. Division
7. Rational Numbers
8. Decimal Fractions
9. Problem Solving

A. Sample DAS and MIP Tables
B. Suggestions for Planning Content Lessons

Writing Assignments

After the chapter reviews, write a two-page paper linking key concepts from the book,Teaching Learners Who Struggle with Mathematics by Helen Sherman, 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 readings
2. Chapter reviews
3. Research article review.
4. Application essay
5. Activity or project. (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

Teaching Children Who Struggle with Mathematics

$395

3 Credits

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