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Kyong Mi Choi

Associate Professor
Unit: Curry School of Education
Department: Curry School of Education
Office location and address
Ruffner Hall 122
405 Emmet St S
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Ph.D., Columbia University, 2009
M.A., Columbia University, 2005
B.S. Seoul National University, 2002
MATH 1150: The Shape of Space
Credits: 3
Provides an activity and project-based exploration of informal geometry in two and three dimensions. Emphasizes visualization skill, fundamental geometric concepts, and the analysis of shapes and patterns. Topics include concepts of measurement, geometric analysis, transformations, similarity, tessellations, flat and curved spaces, and topology.
MATH 1160: Algebra, Number Systems, and Number Theory
Credits: 3
Studies basic concepts, operations, and structures occurring in number systems, number theory, and algebra. Inquiry-based student investigations explore historical developments and conceptual transitions in the development of number and algebraic systems.
EDIS 5320: Mathematics in the Elementary School
Credits: 3
Teaches elementary teachers the Virginia Mathematics Standards of Learning content strands: Number and Number Sense; Computation and Estimation; Measurement; Geometry; Probability and Statistics; Patterns, Functions, and Algebra. This course focuses on the processes for planning, instructing, and assessing mathematics understanding, problem solving, reasoning and proof, mathematical communication, mathematical connections, and representation.
EDIS 5450: Teaching Mathematics in Secondary Schools I
Credits: 3
Students analyze mathematical behavior and problem solving, examine the latest thinking regarding school mathematics, explore the uses of technology to enhance mathematics learning and teaching, and plan and teach mini-lessons demonstrating instructional competence. Emphasizes the understanding and application of Mathematics. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program or Instructor Permission.
EDIS 5451: Teaching Mathematics in Secondary School II
Credits: 3
This course is a continuation of EDIS 5450, with a greater emphasis on instructional strategies and use of technology.
EDIS 5854: Content Area Seminar in Mathematics
Credits: 3
This seminar is designed for further secondary teachers enrolled in the one-year Master of Teaching Secondary Program who are seeking initial certification in the state of Virginia. Designed to accompany the 5864 Clinical Experience, this seminar provides opportunities to discuss, process, and reflect on experiences in the clinical placement.
EDIS 5864: Clinical Experience in Mathematics Education
Credits: 6
Designed for future secondary teachers enrolled in the one-year Master of Teaching Secondary Program who are seeking initial certification in the State of VA. A semester long intensive clinical experience designed to develop skills in fostering positive professional relationships with adolescent students, colleagues, & peers; observing & reflecting on instruction; & designing & implementing individual, small group, & whole class instruction.
EDIS 5874: Seminar: Teaching Internship - Mathematics Education
Credits: 3
Designed to accompany the teaching internship (i.e., student teaching). Focuses on special issues and concerns that grow out of that experience, including classroom management, parent-teacher conferences, and school-community relations. Seminar sections are aligned with specific program/endorsement areas and meet the guidelines for approved licensure programs in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
EDIS 5884: Teaching Internship: Mathematics Education
Credits: 6–12
A required student teaching internship for pre-service teachers, this full-semester experience is supervised by clinical instructors from the public schools and university supervisors. Course sections are aligned with specific program/endorsement areas and meet the guidelines for the approved licensure program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program
EDIS 8970: Field Study
Credits: 3–6
In this student-driven, field-based course, students perform work at a school, district, or other educational setting to investigate and address a specific question, challenge, need, or interest of the partner organization. Students make informed analyses of the educational issues and present findings.
EDIS 9991: Ed.D. Research
Credits: 1–12
Ed.D. Research conducted under the guidance of dissertation/capstone committee. 12 hours required for graduation. Permission of Instructor required.
EDIS 9993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Under close guidance of a faculty member, students work on an area of particular interest that cannot be met by a regularly scheduled course. A plan of study should be signed by the faculty sponsor and filed in the student's permanent file in the Office of Student Affairs. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.