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Elementary Methods: Mathematics And Science

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This course focuses on methodology and assessment strategies that enhance instruction in mathematics and science. Integrated content, interdisciplinary teaching, classroom management, and curriculum and assessment issues are emphasized. Multiple perspectives of students as learners of math and science, along with current research on pedagogy, are explored. Students are provided the opportunity to develop the ability to evaluate and apply instructional methods, curricular materials and resources, and appropriate assessment strategies.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Instructional Strategies in Mathematics and Science

    • Identify instructional strategies for incorporating real-world problem solving that uses mathematical reasoning.
    • Describe instructional activities that illustrate science concepts and principles, scientific investigation, and experimentation.
    • Identify inquiry-based and interactive learning strategies in mathematics and science instruction.
    • Analyze instructional strategies for integrating mathematics and science with other subjects.
    • Analyze a variety of instructional tools that are designed to help students reason, solve problems, and communicate effectively in science and mathematics.

    Integrating Science and Mathematics in Curriculum, Instruction, andTechnology

    • Develop an integrated unit involving mathematics, science, technology, and other content areas, as appropriate.
    • Describe the effect of technology on science and mathematics content and processes.

    Science and Mathematics Content and Standards

    • Identify the specific content and process standards in P–8 science and mathematics.

    • Apply national, state, and local science and mathematics standards to instruction and assessment.
    • Integrate national, state, and local technology standards into science and mathematics instruction.
    • Describe major perspectives on how children learn mathematics and science.

    Classroom Management and the Learning Environment

    • Identify specific classroom management issues related to math and science instruction.
    • Explain effective classroom management strategies that can be used during science and math instruction.
    • Describe current trends and issues regarding differentiating mathematics and science instruction for diverse learners.
    • Analyze strategies for accommodating diversity in the learning environment.
    • Identify strategies for increasing parental involvement and communication.

    Assessment in Science and Mathematics

    • Evaluate assessment techniques, tools, and strategies used to measure student learning in science and mathematics.
    • Develop formative and summative assessments in science and mathematics that are aligned with standards and that guide instruction.
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