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EDU4663 - Methods in Teaching Math

Course Description

A course focusing on current research, methods, and materials for teaching mathematics in elementary grades. Special attention will be given to strategies for developing an environment in classroom that can facilitate students' construction of mathematical concepts. Emphasis will be placed on the Mathematics Standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).

Course Objectives

  1. Explain how personal attitudes, trends, and standards influence the teaching of mathematics.
  2. Describe and analyze approaches used in teaching mathematics along with the place communication plays.
  3. Compare and contrast conceptual knowledge, modes of representation, and procedural knowledge.
  4. Explain the purposes and benefits of different types of assessment used in the mathematics classroom.
  5. Understand the purpose, types, and processes of problem solving.
  6. Understand how prenumber concepts and counting skills develop.
  7. Develop skill in using appropriate tools and models for mathematical topics and operations.
  8. Develop strategies for basic facts instruction and consolidating activities to assist in immediate recall.
  9. Describe the importance of linking mental computation and computational estimation with paper-and-pencil computation and the use of calculators.

Course Prerequisites

Child Development or equivalent courses (transfer)

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