For those working with pre-service secondary mathematics teachers, I’ve developed a two-week mathematics immersion unit as part of my secondary methods course. I start the methods course with this immersion experience as a kind of learning touchstone that we can go back to later when we are thinking about teaching.
Submitted by Glen Richgels
The Higher Learning Commission has adopted new rules/regulations concerning instructors of mathematics at post secondary institutions. Bemidji State University has put together a variety of graduate level mathematics courses to help individuals meet these new requirements.
MCTM CONNECT (Committee to Orient and Network New/Novice Educators into a Community of (Math) Teaching) is an MCTM initiative that aims to provide support for pre-service mathematics teachers and those in their first few years in the profession. For the rest 2015–2016, we plan to have a monthly feature in MathBits with a CONNECT theme—stay tuned!
Submitted by Christopher Danielson
… two competing forces—teaching students responsibility for their learning, and wanting to make sure they understand…the need to prepare students for the instruction they’ll get in college, and …the desire to ensure they are prepared for the content they’ll get in college…