SEED 7453X Methods for Teaching Geometry and Measurement, Probability and Data Analysis in Grades 5 to 9
45 hours plus conference, 20 hours supervised field experience; 3 credits
Overview of the Geometry and Measurement strands in 5-9 grades: Spatial visualization and geometric modeling; use of transformations and symmetry to analyze mathematical situations; Coordinate geometry. Overview of the Probability and Data Analysis strand in 5-9 grades: Selection and use of appropriate statistical methods to analyze data; Development and use of diagrams as tools for organizing data and solving probability and data analysis problems; Developing and evaluating inferences and predictions based on data. Basic probability concepts for testing conjectures. Effective strategies for guiding interaction in diverse classrooms. Integrating technology in the teaching of geometry, probability, and data analysis. Diagnostic techniques and differentiation of materials and methods for teaching geometry, measurement, probability and data analysis in inclusion and linguistically and culturally diverse classrooms. Not open to students who have taken EDUC 7453X.