This course will enhance the content knowledge and teaching skills of mathematics teachers (grades, 5, 6, 7 and 8), through professional development activities. Mathematics content in the 40 hour institute will address basic operations, specifically, fluency with whole numbers, fractions and decimals. This will include the understanding of fractions as measures, different representations of fractions, different operations of fractions, and fractions as ratios and percents as well as word problems. In addition the course will focus on the specific needs of English learners in mathematics classrooms and address the role of academic language in content knowledge learning and the role of graphic organizers, cooperative and communal learning and instructional conversations in supporting academic language development in mathematics classrooms.
Note: This course is only available as an inservice to teachers who are participating in the CaMSP partnership with UCPDI.
Course Number: MATH-31339
Credit: 4.00 unit(s)