EDMS 543 Middle School Mathematics Education
TEAM: Rong-Ji Chen, Brian R. Lawler, and Ingrid Flores
In the fall semester, there are usually 4 sections of EDMS 543. The total number of
students is about 120.
The team pursued the CALM Project primarily due to the skyrocketing cost of this text, which ran anywhere from $150 - $195. After searching the OER databases, which did not offer any useful resources, we selected 5 essential chapters from Van de Walle to create a custom bound copy available at the bookstore for $50. For other topics, we located two additional inexpensive books:
We also obtained the right to use a few videos (purchased and self-produced) and PDF documents. Journal articles available in the library databases from Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, Teaching Children Mathematics, and Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, are also incorporated into the course.