Literacy Strategies for Improving Mathematics Instruction

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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

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2 Semester Graduate Credits

Literacy Strategies to Improving Mathematics Instruction

- 2 Graduate Credits -

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.

Credit Hours

2 Semester Credits (post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

Joseph C’de Baca MaEd.

Grade Type

Letter Grade

Literacy Strategies to Improving Mathematics Instruction

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