Math & Science
Course No. ED458n, ED558n
Many students lack basic numeracy – the ability to think through math problems logically, solve problems, and apply math outside the classroom. This independent study course outlines nine critical thinking habits that foster numeracy and details practical ways to incorporate these habits into your instruction. The text, Teaching Numeracy: 9 Critical Habits to Ignite Mathematical Thinking, refers to Common Core Standards, NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) Standards, and numerous successful mathematical literacy practices. Included in each section is a “How Can I Do This in My Math Class…Tomorrow?” application section with multiple ideas and methods to incorporate numeracy into your classroom. No more will students arrive at wildly wrong answers and have no idea how or why!
This course is appropriate for teachers K-12.
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- Explore the concept of numeracy and its relation to overall student success.
- Implement practical ways to incorporate numeracy habits into their classrooms.
- Transform mathematics learning from simply “doing the math” to “thinking about the math process.”
- Monitor students’ understanding of mathematics and mathematics vocabulary.
- Create numeracy-rich lesson plans
- Represent mathematics nonlinguistically.
Text, Teaching Numeracy: 9 Critical Habits to Ignite Mathematical Thinking, is approximately $20 on Amazon.
I appreciated the prompt feedback and response from the instructor. The course had clear expectations and text/materials supported the topic. The flexibility to design or add onto an assignment to fit what I am doing or need to do in my specific teaching situation was great!
1st Grade Teacher
I found the assigned text and additional assignments interesting and applicable. The assignment load and topics were very thought-provoking and useful as well. I highly recommend this course to anyone at any level who needs a boost, guidance for instruction, or new ideas for increasing student engagement and confidence in math.
4th Grade Teacher
Suzanne Warner's Teaching Numeracy class provided excellent insights for me in how to develop a sense of numeracy in my students and mathematical thinking for me as a teacher. The text chosen helped me to understand the what of numeracy in the nine critical habits and the how of implementing those habits in my classroom through good lesson planning. I would recommend the class to any teacher seeking to deepen mathematical understanding.