Professional Development for Mathematics Leaders

LEAD 611
This course focuses on the methods of staff development and implications for teaching mathematics using concrete materials, calculators, and computers. Students design small curriculum packets and workshops to deliver mathematics methods and content to teachers. Topics for discussion, writing, critical analysis, and research include: children's and adults' learning of mathematics; mathematics curriculum standards; the changing emphasis on computation; the role of textbooks; the role of parents; reflections on course participants' own mathematical histories; and the meaning and nature of educational change. For Mathematics Leadership students only.