Designing Instruction in Mathematics and Science
This course explores theoretical and practical perspectives on teaching mathematics and science in Grades K-6. It aims to enable participants to create classroom environments that promote inquiry and make mathematics and science accessible to all children. Principles of curriculum and instruction, issues of equity, and the processes of learning mathematics and science are central themes of the course. Participants engage in extended investigations in order to deepen their understanding of mathematics and science. They also design and evaluate curriculum materials for K-6 classrooms using national and state standards and critically analyze their own roles in helping children learn mathematics and science.