Thursday, July 26, 2012

Mathematics Pedagogy

Week 1: What do we know, want to know, or have learned about teaching mathematics?

Teaching is a craft, a skill that takes time, patience, reflection and experience to acquire.  Content knowledge is domain specific where as pedagogy is the way we approach instruction. We need to think about how we approach instruction to engage and motivate learners.

Throughout this course we will examine different aspect of instruction that the teacher must take into consideration: language, assessment, representation, and culture.  We will build three instructional activities that incorporates each of these aspects and incorporates a conceptual approach to instruction.

Let's begin by discussing what we know and want to know about Mathematics Pedagogy.