The equivalent of at least a semester-long course, the mathematics pegagogy course is taught by the TEU summer director of mathematics. This course will introduce participants to basic principles and best classroom practices for effective classroom teaching of secondary mathematics. Areas of emphasis will include the Common Core Standards for Mathematic Practice, fostering mathematical thinking in students through active learning, and analysis of student work to improve teacher practice. Assignments for the course include daily readings, weekly reflections, an end-of-the-course assessment, and a closing conference.
Participants have the option of earning Brown University credit for the pedagogy course.