# Course Identification

## Lecturers and Teaching Assistants

## Course Schedule and Location

## Field of Study, Course Type and Credit Points

## Comments

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## Prerequisites

Courses taught in the first semester of the Rothschild-Weizmann porgram

## Restrictions

## Language of Instruction

## Attendance and participation

## Grade Type

## Grade Breakdown (in %)

## Evaluation Type

**Final assignment**

## Scheduled date 1

## Estimated Weekly Independent Workload (in hours)

## Syllabus

In the Seminar, the participants will work on individual projects focused on school curriculum implementation of the courses in mathematics they have learned or are currently learning. The students will study and discuss a number of topics aimed at the impacts of higher-mathematical knowledge on teaching mathematics at school to various types of students.

In addition, the students will read and discuss papers relevant to the implementation of mathematics education research in the school curriculum and teaching.

Some principal mathematical notions such as linearity, function, measure and measurement, invariance, algebraic structures, etc. are the core topics that will form the background of the seminar work.

The individual seminar work presented by the students will refer to both mathematical and educational studies.

## Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

- Demonstrate the impact of their theoretical studies in mathematics on their teaching practices, attitudes, and beliefs.
- Design or adapt teaching units, lesson plans, or other teaching materials in the framework of the schools' curriculum, in view of the understandings formed during the courses of the program and in the seminar.
- Present and justify the teaching material in a lucid way in the class.

## Reading List

Books and papers will be suggested to each student in compliance with his or her topic. As general background literature, the following books are examples of the recommended list:

- Alan Sultan, Alice F. Artzt. The mathematics that every secondary school teacher needs to know. Routledge. (2017).
- Courant, Robbins. What is mathematics?
- Moise E. Elementary mathematics from an advanced standpoint
- Davis, Hersh. The mathematical experience

More sources will be brought to the course during the lessons.