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# MATH 486 - Mathematical Modeling for Middle-level Teaching

Description:
Teacher candidates will create and analyze mathematical models in relation to the CCSS-Math content domains using appropriate technology. They will design real-world math tasks that highlight the use of models for making sense of mathematics.

Prerequisites:
Prerequisites: MATH 406 and admission to the middle-level math major and application to the Teacher Certification Program.

Credits: (4)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

• Connect math concepts and procedures through math modeling for the following math domains: Number & Quantity, Algebra & Functions, Geometry & Measurement, Statistics & Probability, Ratios & Proportional Relationships, and Calculus.
• Plan and teach math tasks for the following math domains Number & Quantity, Algebra & Functions, Geometry & Measurement, Statistics & Probability, Measurement, Ratios & Proportional Relationships, and Modeling.
• Apply and explain the historical and cultural development of each branch of mathematics to the discovery of important mathematics ideas. Use history to plan, teach, and assess students understanding of mathematical concepts.
• Use appropriate technology to investigate and represent concepts, methods, and applications of mathematic problems. Use appropriate technology to teach and assess the mathematical concepts.
• Use mathematical thinking (Mathematical Practices) to solve mathematical problems and justify their solutions.  Plan, teach, and assess lessons involving mathematical thinking using their understanding mathematics learning theory, and pedagogy.
• Use principles of making mathematical connections to create lessons that will engage a diverse student’s population.

Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
2/20/14

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