Math 71SL: General Course Outline
Math 71SL: Classroom Practices in
Elementary School Mathematics
Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:30pm; MS 6229
Instructor: Academic Coordinator:
Prerequisite: Normal progress towards a degree in math, science, or engineering.
Reading Reflection Expectations:
Problem of the Week Write-up:
*Solve the problem using various methods.
Grading: This is a Pass/No Pass course only.
Suggestion: Please keep a folder/binder or spiral notebook for observations/reflections/teaching tips. This will be helpful in making entries in the OIS, or as a source for discussion in class.
Placements: The Academic Coordinator will handle all scheduling and placements. Local elementary schools with excellent Mentor Teachers have been selected for your placement. All schools are within walking distance or one short bus ride from UCLA. Once you have been paired with another student and placed with a Mentor Teacher, you will be provided with the location information. Contact information for your Mentor Teacher, the elementary school principal, and other students working at your school will also be provided.
Preparation: Before you engage in your work at the elementary school, there will be an introductory meeting where you will meet your Mentor Teacher and other faculty members from your placement school. This meeting will allow you to begin to become acquainted with your Mentor Teacher and the community in which you will be working. In addition, we will discuss in detail the roles, responsibilities, and expectations of everyone involved in this partnership between UCLA and the elementary schools.
Meaningful Work: While the type of work you engage in at the elementary school will vary, you are expected to observe and assist your Mentor Teacher in math, science, and other subjects. Possible activities include helping your Mentor Teacher prepare for instruction or class activities, observing, assisting individual students or small groups, and teaching individuals, small groups, or the whole class. You are a guest in the assigned school and as a guest, agree to support school policies and personnel, follow all rules and regulations, and conduct yourself as a professional educator in your manner, dress and communication. You should follow the “Classroom Assistant Guidelines” (provided) at all times.
This is a “Service Learning” course and as such, requires that you have a working knowledge of service learning. Service Learning:
Spring Quarter 2007
Session 1: April 3, 2007
Session 2: April 10, 2007(Don’t forget April 12, meet with mentor teachers, 4:30-6:00 p.m.)
Session 3: April 17, 2007
Session 4: April 24, 2007
Session 5: May 1, 2007
Session 6: May 8, 2007
Session 7: May 15, 2007
Session 8: May 22, 2007
Session 9: May 29, 2007
Session 10: June 5, 2007