This introductory course provides an understanding of middle school mathematics and how to teach it to students. Topics include numbers & operations, scientific notation, expressions, solving and graphing equations & inequalities, ratios & proportions, percentages, and probability & statistics.
This course provides an understanding of Algebra I and how to teach it to students. Topics include numbers, operations & expressions; equations; graphing linear equations; systems of linear equations; solving & graphing linear inequalities; solving absolute value equations & inequalities; quantitative reasoning; functions; transformations of functions; exponential functions; polynomials; quadratic equations; non-linear functions; and data & statistical analysis.
This course provides an understanding of geometry and how to teach it to students. Based on Euclidean Geometry, it focuses on deductive reasoning and proofs to develop a conceptual understanding of geometric properties. Topics include points, lines & planes; angles; triangles; similar triangles & trigonometry; congruent triangles; circles; analytic geometry; transformations; quadrilaterals; area of figures; 3-D geometry; and probability.
This course prepares teachers with a background in mathematics for the Middle School Mathematics Praxis (5169) exam. It includes 5 units, each containing problem solving notebooks; mastery questions with solutions; a discussion board, with questions addressed by instructors; and a unit test. A 6th unit includes one full length Praxis-style test.
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