Washington State Teacher Certification: Middle Level Math (4-9)
Standard 1: Standards for Mathematical Practices
Demonstrate ability to embed CCSS-M Mathematical Practices in the instructional process to deepen conceptual understanding:
- 1.A:
- Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
- 1.B:
- Reason abstractly and quantitatively
- 1.C:
- Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others
- 1.D:
- Model with mathematics
- 1.E:
- Use appropriate tools strategically
- 1.F:
- Attend to precision
- 1.G:
- Look for and make use of structure
- 1.H:
- Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning
The minor in Mathematics for Middle School Teachers covers these standards in the courses indicated by the table below. Entries represent the level of competency expected in each course with 1 being low, 2 medium, and 3 high.
1.A | 1.B | 1.C | 1.D | 1.E | 1.F | 1.G | 1.H | |
Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I (MATH 112) | 1 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 2 | 2 | |
Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II (MATH 113) | 1 | 2 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | |
Precalculus Mathematics I (MATH 121)^{†} | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 1 | |
Precalculus Mathematics II (MATH 122)^{†} | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 1 | 1 |
Calculus for the Life Sciences I (MATH 131), or Calculus I (MATH 181) |
2 | 2 | 2 | 3 | 2 | 3 | 2 | |
Data Analysis (MATH 215) | 2 | 2 | 3 | 3 | 2 | 3 | 2 | |
Discrete Mathematics (MATH 250) | 2 | 3 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 3 | 3 | 2 |
Calculus II (MATH 281) | 2 | 2 | 2 | 3 | 2 | 3 | 2 | |
Calculus III (MATH 282) | 2 | 2 | 2 | 3 | 2 | 3 | 2 | |
Introduction to Linear Algebra (MATH 289) | 2 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 2 | 3 | 2 | |
Survey of Geometries in their Historical Contexts (MATH 321) | 3 | 3 | 3 | 2 | 3 | 3 | 3 | 3 |
^{†}While not required for the minor, these classes are prerequisites for MATH 181 |