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Last Updated: May. 9, 2014

Critical Issues in Mathematics Education

Format: World Wide Web

The course will be discussion oriented with invitations to take leadership roles with questions, suggestions, and organization for discussion. The intent of the course is to serve as an opening for serious discussion of mathematics. What is mathematics? Why do we teach mathematics? Why is mathematics so heavily valued in our education system? Problem solving, technology, basic skills, process, do we address these multiple expectations for what mathematics is to represent? What does good math teaching look like? What does it mean to understand mathematics?

NOTE: This course is now a required course for anyone doing a subspecialty in math education for the specialty of curriculum teaching and learning.

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