Literacy Strategies for Improving Mathematics Instruction
Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca
Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)
Instruction Mode: Correspondence
Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development
NDSU Credit Fee: $265
Partner Class Offered Through Teachers Learning Center
This course explains how to prepare students to be successful math learners by teaching them the strategies they will need to comprehend math vocabulary, writing, textbooks, and problem-solving processes. Educators will learn about the language of math and how to utilize reading and writing in the math classroom to help students understand and apply the mathematical applications.
1. Educators will learn about the use the application of language and writing as it applies to mathematical concepts and situational examples that translate to numerical applications.
2. Teachers will examine reading problems that hinder student comprehension of worded problems and to simplify or reword questions so students understand the math involved.
3. Educators will learn about applying writing to the mathematics classroom and how that helps students comprehend the mathematical computations involved within language and literacy development.
4. The wording for describing graphic representations from a visual format and then expressing the concepts to create meaning are also presented.
5. Teachers will develop lesson or unit plans that apply literacy strategies for addressing learning deficiencies and how this can help students improve their mathematical skills.
Literacy Strategies for Improving Mathematics Instructionby Joan Kenney. 2005. Alexandria, VA: ASCD. Date: 99 Pages
Registration for Teacher's Learning Center (TLC) classes will take you to the registration form on the TLC website. Be sure to indicate you want the credit from NDSU.