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Literacy Strategies for Improving Mathematics Instruction

EDUC 600




Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca

Grading: Graded

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Correspondence

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $265

Class Offered Through Teachers Learning Center

Course Description:

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 


About The Instructor

Joseph C'de Baca
Joseph C'de Baca

Joseph C'de Baca earned his M.Ed. from the University of Phoenix, Denver, CO in Educational Administration. He earned his BA in Industrial Technology from the Metropolitan State College of Denver. Joseph is a former Social Studies and Industrial Technology teacher for 15 years.



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