Project Competency:

Can develop a philosophy for teaching mathematics to a diverse population of elementary students that is supported by current research on pedagogy and initiatives and fosters the NCDPI standards of practice in mathematics.

Sub-Competencies:

- Explore initiatives that affect how mathematics is taught and learned (21
^{st}Century Skills, Formative Assessment, Closing Achievement Gaps, Technology, etc.)

**Deliverables:**

- A concept paper of 4-6 pages that provides current research on pedagogy and discusses initiatives that may impact the teaching and learning of mathematics
- A teaching philosophy that supports the needs of diverse learners and is supported by best practice and current research related to math pedagogy

The following resources are Open Educational Resources that are project specific and provide the necessary knowledge base to develop your project and demonstrate your skills. Cite all sources used in APA format.

- NCDPI Course of StudyStandard course of study for math in NC
- NCDPI Math Resources for ElementaryIncludes resources by grade level. Also includes assessment information
- National Council of Teachers of MathematicsIncludes some free resources; full access requires membership
- Educating the Young MathematicianFocuses on math for young children; this is a good journal in our library to use as a resource
- K-12 Math InitiativesThe site provides links to nation-wide math initiatives that seek to improve math instruction through standards, technoology, and best practices.

- Universal Design for Learning GuidelinesFramework for supporting learning for all students
- Closing the Minority Achievement GapA little dated but could be useful; discusses curriculum reform
- NCDPI and 21st Century Skillsprovides resources
- Partnership for 21st Century LearningResources; opportunities to collaborate
- Formative Assessment and Elementary School Student Academic AchievementThis is research conducted by the Regional Education lab. The full report is available as a PDF on the website.
- US Office of Educational TechnologyInformation on initiatives and resources
- What is Mathematics?This is a dissertation. Consider reviewing the literature review and the discussion and conclusions.

- Grammarly - Grammar Assistant!Sign up for a free account at Grammarly. This free tool will help check your projects for grammar mistakes.
- OWL at Purdue Writing LabResources to improve writing; includes section on APA format
- Microsoft Office SupportHow to make a PowerPoint presentation