Current Course Schedule

Mathematics Support for the NYS Teacher Certification Exam

In this course, students will engage in the learning of content, that is on the NY State Mathematics Test (Birth-grade 2), with understanding in a supportive online environment through direct instruction and small group problem solving. We will be working on understanding and applying properties of operations and proportions to solve problems involving algebraic equations, ratios, percents, slope and measurement.  We will embed geometric concepts, such as surface area, volume and Pythagorean Theorem in problem solving.
  • Course Number
    MATH503N
  • Focus On
    Ages Birth - 6 Years
  • Category
    State Mandated Training and Certification Support
  • Registration Options and Cost
    $200 5.0 CTLE or 0.5 CEU

Sections

Fall 2022

  • Section 1:
    • Nancy Buck
      Nancy Buck
      Nancy Buck is dedicated to shifting the perception of mathematics in the United States. As a mathematician who has dealt with math anxiety, she understands how math anxiety acts as a major barrier for administrators, teachers, and students. She believes that math is a beautiful and creative subject that allows people to better appreciate the world around them. She works hard to create safe spaces so that all educators and students can accept they are mathematicians just by engaging in math. Currently, Nancy is an adjunct instructor for the Bank Street Math Leadership Program. She also runs the Bank Street Saturday Math program where she supports Math Leadership teachers in developing and facilitating strong math professional development. She just finished her 11th year as a NYC teacher , so she has first hand experience about how the pandemic has impacted classroom teaching. Besides teaching in the classroom, Nancy has also spent the past 6 years coaching as a peer instructional teacher leader. She is excited to transition into full-time coaching.
      Nancy was a member of Math for America from 2010-2022. She earned her M.A. in Math from University of North Carolina Greensboro. She earned her M.A.T in Math Education from Bard College. She completed the Math Leadership program at Bank Street and she graduated with an EdD in Organizational Leadership from University of Dayton. Her dissertation in practice focused on how to build math identity in elementary school teachers. Her focus, in and out of the classroom, is building math identity in people so that they can better appreciate their ability to learn and experience the beautiful world of mathematics.