11/18/10          MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT, FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY

            MATH COLLOQUIUM, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 11:00 AM, STARR 138

 

SPEAKER:    Dr. Rebecca Walker, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics,

            Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan

         

TITLE:          The Preparation of Secondary Mathematics Teachers at GVSU: One Response to Recent Recommendations

 

ABSTRACT:

 

Currently there are many people who are providing input into the discussion on how to prepare future secondary mathematics teachers. We will begin with recent recommendations regarding teacher preparation made by both professional and governmental organizations. The GVSU Mathematics Major with a Concentration in Secondary Mathematics will then be overviewed as one response to these recommendations. The structure of the major, the delivery of the course content, and the working relationships in the department will be discussed in terms of how they help us prepare our students for the challenges they will encounter as secondary mathematics teachers.

 

REFRESHMENTS:  11:00 AM, STARR #138

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