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Ilana Seidel Horn
EDC&I 575
Seattle Campus

Seminar in Mathematics Education: Elementary Emphasis

Investigation of curriculum and instruction in mathematics at the elementary-school level; review of research and preparation of proposals.

Class description

When people compare classrooms and schools, they often focus on the curriculum in use. However, empirical studies have shown that classroom organization and discourse shape much of what students learn. In this course, we will examine ways of looking at discourse in mathematics classrooms.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

We will read seminal works in the study of discourse in the mathematics classroom, looking at multiple contexts and grade levels. In addition, we will watch video examples to apply these analytic tools.

Recommended preparation

This seminar will be of interest to students pursuing studies in: mathematics education; classroom discourse; studies of learning through analysis of discourse; and equitable learning environments.

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Ilana Seidel Horn
Date: 11/02/2004