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Curriculum Development for Mathematics Leaders

Students will develop a professional vision of a coherent and well-articulated curriculum that transcends the limited view of curriculum as a collection of activities. To support faculty in developing a balanced curricular vision, students will begin with a study of the history of math curricula, leading to an examination of current visions elucidated in the NCTMÂ’s Principles and Standards for Mathematics as well as the Common Core State Standards and Practices. Through these lenses, students will examine important elements of implementation. These include alignment of the intended curriculum with what is actually taught, assessed, and learned; and of content and mathematical processes across the grades; critical features of productive classrooms, and ways rich math tasks can be developed and effectively used to teach the big ideas in mathematics.