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Ch 29: Student Development: NBPTS Math - Adolescence & Young Adult

About This Chapter

Our instructors developed this set of lessons as a brush-up resource you can use before taking your National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Math test. These lessons are about student development.

Student Development: NBPTS Math - Adolescence & Young Adult - Chapter Summary

Let us help you pass your upcoming NBPTS Math test. The short lessons provided here are preparatory tools that can help you get ready for questions that could be on the test. Lesson topics include:

  • Understanding cognitive development in children and adolescents
  • Looking at adolescent's social development as it relates to their identity
  • Examining schools, peers and adolescent development
  • Seeing how adolescent development is affected by gender differences
  • Evaluating the role of stereotyping and the cultural factors associated with adolescence
  • Looking at adjustment problems and adolescence
  • Learning to foster positive attitudes toward math

The chapter contains engaging details about student development, and you can take a quiz when you complete each of the lessons. If you need to go over information again, read through the transcript or use the keyword-based video timeline tool to return to the exact place you want to replay. It is easy to track your progress on the dashboard area.

7 Lessons in Chapter 29: Student Development: NBPTS Math - Adolescence & Young Adult
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Cognitive Development in Children and Adolescents

1. Cognitive Development in Children and Adolescents

If you were to observe children growing into their teenage years, you would notice their thinking and understanding develops over time. In this lesson, you will learn about the specific stages of mental growth in children and adolescents as outlined by Jean Piaget.

Social Development of Adolescents: Identity

2. Social Development of Adolescents: Identity

Adolescents often go through a process of discovering what they believe and who they are. In this lesson, we will examine how a teenager develops his or her self concept and identity. We will also take a look at common factors that influence a teen's identity.

Peers, Schools, and Adolescent Development

3. Peers, Schools, and Adolescent Development

Adolescence is a time of change for most people. In this lesson, we'll look at the changes that occur in adolescence, including why peer groups become so important to teenagers and how school affects development.

Gender Differences in Adolescent Development

4. Gender Differences in Adolescent Development

Adolescence is a time of growth and change. Some of these changes are different in boys and girls, though. In this lesson, we'll examine gender differences in emotional and brain development during adolescence.

Stereotypes and Cultural Factors During Adolescence

5. Stereotypes and Cultural Factors During Adolescence

Adolescence is a unique time in a person's life. But not every teen experiences adolescence in the same way. In this lesson, we'll look at some of the stereotypes about adolescents and the way that a teen's culture can influence how he or she acts.

Problems with Adjustment in Adolescence

6. Problems with Adjustment in Adolescence

Adolescence is a time of lots of changes, which can cause a lot of stress in a teen's life. In this lesson, we'll look at adjustment and maladaptive behaviors in adolescence, including how each manifests in teens' lives.

Fostering Positive Attitudes in a Math Classroom

7. Fostering Positive Attitudes in a Math Classroom

Many students today have a fear of math or they don't think that math is all that valuable. It is your job as their math teacher to help them see that math is not scary but very useful in the real world. Learn how in this lesson.

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