Department of Mathematics


  •  Math Curriculum Designed for Instructors and Students
  •  11/15/2016
  •  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  •  C304 Wells Hall
  •  Scott Baldridge, Louisiana State University

In designing new courses and curricula, it is essential to begin with a good sense of four features: the purpose, the content, the audience, and the narrative. In the usual approach, students are assumed to be the audience. However, research on pedagogical content knowledge suggests that instructors should equally be considered an audience of the content. In fact, instructors are often the more important audience due to the critical role they play in engaging students with the mathematics. In this talk, I will present two projects that focused on instructor’s mathematical knowledge for teaching from the onset. I will end by discussing a new paper on instructor-level knowledge of quantities and rates, and its implications for the creation of instructor-student curricula for beginning-level university math courses.



Department of Mathematics
Michigan State University
619 Red Cedar Road
C212 Wells Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824

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