Teaching Methods: Elementary Mathematics – med553 (3 credits)
This course emphasizes content and process standards and pedagogical instruction that enhance learning in P–8 mathematics. Participants explore teaching mathematics through research-based practices, problem-solving, and developmentally effective instructional strategies. Participants also examine assessment techniques, technology tools, instructional leadership, diverse learning needs, and materials management.
This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
- Explain the importance of assessment in the mathematics classroom.
- Evaluate techniques, tools, and strategies to assess student learning.
Standards in Elementary Mathematics
- Combine P–8 mathematics content standards with process standards to create learning activities.
- Identify the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice.
- Identify the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics content standards for mathematics.
Diversity and Classroom Management
- Identify the key elements of instructional leadership in elementary mathematics.
- Modify lessons plans to support the needs of diverse learners.
- Analyze how classroom and materials management relate to mathematics instruction.
Teaching through Problem Solving
- Explain the difference between doing, learning, and understanding mathematics.
- Design lesson plans to teach mathematics through problem solving.
Teaching Mathematical Concepts
- Determine techniques for teaching mathematics concepts through problem solving.
- Create a lesson plan for teaching mathematics concepts through problem solving.
- Integrate technology into a lesson plan for teaching mathematics concepts.
- All objectives apply.
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