Course Websites

ELED 422: Elementary & Middle School Teaching Methods: Mathematics

These sites are for a 5 week introduction to teaching mathematics in elementary and middle school. This mini-course is designed to introduce elementary & middle school prospective teachers to blending mathematical content knowledge with pedagogical practices so that you can support the mathematics learning of every student.

RURAL Cohort Site
  • Course text: Stein, M. K. and Smith, M. S. (2011). Five practices for orchestrating productive mathematics discussions. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Major assignments: Math autobiography & Student-centered, problem-based mathematics lesson
URBAN Cohort Site
  • Course text: Aguirre, J., Mayfield-Ingram, K., and Martin, D. (2013). The impact of identity in K-8 mathematics learning and teaching: Rethinking equity-based practices. Reston, VA: NCTM.
  • Major assignments: Math autobiography & Planning & enactment of a “low floor, high ceiling” math task at a Family STEM Night at an urban elementary school.