Mathematics Education

  • SED ME 200: Introduction to Mathematics Education
    The course will provide students with an introduction to the field of K-12 mathematics education, focusing on current issues such as standards, curriculum, diversity, student achievement, parental involvement, instructional methods, and the nature of learning mathematics with understanding. Effective Fall 2018, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: The Individual in Community.
    • The Individual in Community
  • SED ME 201: Methods for Tutoring Math Students
    Provides prospective tutors with knowledge of the big ideas of mathematics education, difficulties students may experience with these ideas, techniques for identifying conceptual challenges, strategies for helping students improve their understanding and performance, and overcoming math anxiety. 2 cr.
  • SED ME 360: Mathematics for Teaching: Algebra
    Revisits school algebra from an advanced perspective, with emphasis on multiple representations, making generalizations, and justifications. Topics include variables, patterns, functions, and linear algebra. Attention to contemporary issues in curriculum, learning, teaching, technology, and other tools are woven throughout. 4cr.
  • SED ME 363: Problem Solving in Mathematics
    This course explores the teaching and learning of mathematics through solving sets of challenging problems. Topics include research on problem solving and how its design and implementation can be supported in the classroom. Effective Fall 2018, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Quantitative Reasoning I, Oral and/or Signed Communication, Critical Thinking.
    • Quantitative Reasoning I
    • Oral and/or Signed Communication
    • Critical Thinking
  • SED ME 501: Tips for Math Tutors: Grades 1-6
    This course provides prospective tutors with knowledge of the big ideas of elementary school mathematics, difficulties students may experience with these ideas, techniques for diagnosing the difficulties, and strategies for helping students improve their understanding and performance. 2cr, 1st sem.
  • SED ME 503: Mathematical Reasoning in the Elementary Grades: Number Systems
    Designed for students majoring in early childhood education, elementary education, special education and deaf education who are preparing to become teachers of children in grades 1-6. Topics include place value, whole numbers and operations, fractions, decimals, and elementary number theory. The emphasis is on exploring, explaining, and justifying mathematical ideas and connecting these ideas to the elementary classroom. 4 cr.
  • SED ME 504: Mathematical Reasoning in the Elementary Grades: Algebra, Geometry, & Statistics
    Graduate Prerequisites: SED ME 503.
    Designed for students majoring in elementary education, special education and deaf education who are preparing to become teachers of children in grades 1-6. Topics include pre-algebra, proportional reasoning, geometry, measurement, and statistics. The emphasis is on exploring, explaining, and justifying mathematical ideas and connecting these ideas to the elementary classroom. Prereq: SED ME 503. 4 cr.
  • SED ME 506: Student-Teaching Half Practicum: Mathematics, 5-8
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SED ME 508.
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites.
    Minimum 150 hours required, Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed pre- requisites. For description, see SED ME507. 4cr.
  • SED ME 507: Student-Teaching Practicum: Mathematics, 5-8
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites.
    Student teaching: a full- time experience in a selected school under joint supervision of a mentor supervising practitioner and a university program supervisor. Fldwk w/ seminar. Meets minimum required hours by DESE. 8 cr.
  • SED ME 508: Student-Teaching Practicum: Mathematics, 8-12
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites.
    Student teaching: a full- time experience in a selected school under joint supervision of a mentor supervising practitioner and a university program supervisor. Fldwk w/ seminar. Meets minimum required hours by DESE. 8 cr.
  • SED ME 509: Student-Teaching Half Practicum: Mathematics, 8-12
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SED ME 507.
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites.
    Minimum 150 hours required. Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed pre- requisites. For description, see SED ME508. 4cr.
  • SED ME 525: Assessment in Mathematics
    Introduces students to the theory and practice of assessment in mathematics. This course prepares teachers to apply research-supported assessment techniques in their classrooms. Discussions about important issues in assessment of students' mathematical learning are included. 2 cr.
  • SED ME 530: Equitable Pedagogies in STEM Education
    Focuses on the examination of the teaching and learning of mathematics and science in schools with diverse populations. This course considers how race, class, language and culture affect students' opportunities to learn mathematics and science. Challenges common to urban districts are studied. Instructional activities for teaching mathematics and science to diverse populations are analyzed. 2 cr.
  • SED ME 544: Early Childhood Mathematics, Pre-K-Grade 2
    This course aims to support pre-service teachers to learn how to teach mathematics in ways that enable students in preK-grades 2. This course includes theories of mathematical thinking and learning; methods for observing, interviewing, and examining children's thinking; the key ideas of mathematics and their development; and principles of early childhood pedagogy to build on and advance children's mathematical ideas. 4cr.
  • SED ME 545: Methods of Teaching Mathematics: Elementary
    This course aims to support pre-service teachers to learn how to teach mathematics in ways that enable students in grades 1-6 to develop deep, conceptual understanding of key mathematical ideas, fluency with mathematical procedures, and productive mathematics identities. In particular, the focus is on learning to lead mathematical discussions that build on and advance children's mathematical ideas. Prereq: CAS MA107 or SED ME503. 4 cr.
  • SED ME 546: Methods of Teaching Mathematics: Middle School
    Focuses on examining the role of a middle school mathematics teacher from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Topics include exploring strategies for maintaining productive learning environments, developing and implementing lessons effectively, and assessing students' mathematical thinking. Teaching enactments are an integral part of the course. 4 cr.
  • SED ME 547: Methods of Teaching Mathematics: High School
    Focuses on examining the role of a high school mathematics teacher from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Topics include exploring strategies for maintaining productive learning environments, developing and implementing lessons effectively, and assessing students' mathematical thinking. Teaching enactments are an integral part of the course. 4 cr.
  • SED ME 551: Mathematics for Special Needs Students
    Examines programs for mathematics students with special needs in grades K-12, focusing on gifted students, students with learning disabilities, and their intersection. Topics include diagnostic techniques, alternative curricula, appropriate instructional strategies, and classroom organization techniques. 4cr.
  • SED ME 558: Mathematics Curriculum: Program Issues, Trends
    Analysis of historical, mathematical, and psychological factors influencing grades K-12 mathematics curricula. Focuses on national and international standards, research on learning and teaching with understanding, and integrated curricula. 4 cr.
  • SED ME 559: Mathematics for Teaching: Geometry
    Revisits geometry from an advanced perspective, preparing teachers to teach geometry with understanding. Topics such as transformations, proof, Euclidean, and non-Euclidean geometries, manipulative materials, technology, standards, and curriculum in the teaching and learning of geometry. 4 cr.