Teaching Methods: Mathematics Through The Arts – med571 (3 credits)
This course is designed for the elementary classroom, the mathematics lab, and some high school classrooms. This course examines how the different art disciplines apply to processing mathematics concepts. Participants learn to integrate the arts into mathematics instruction, create and adapt lessons for diverse populations, and utilize technology tools and resources for instruction. Participants create materials for use in their respective classrooms and grade levels.
This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
- Identify national and state standards for mathematics and for the arts for your grade level.
- Identify benefits of integrated instruction.
Connecting Mathematics and the Arts
- Analyze the relationship between mathematics and the arts for your grade level.
- Identify how each of the four art disciplines can correspond to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards.
Integrating the Arts Into Mathematics Instruction
- Integrate the arts into mathematics lessons.
- Integrate the arts into independent practice and extension of a mathematics concept.
- Propose ways of integrating the arts to teach, reinforce, and extend mathematics concepts.
- Propose ways of managing lessons and activities that integrate mathematics and the arts.
Creating Integrated Mathematics/Art Lessons
- Adapt mathematics/art lesson plans for diverse learners.
- Create a mathematics lesson plan for each art discipline.
Using Technology and Assessment in Mathematics/Art Instruction
- Identify technological tools and resources for use in mathematics/art lessons.
- Develop assessments for mathematics/art lessons.
- All objectives apply.
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While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.
Although these courses are accepted by some state agencies in the United States toward teacher certifications and endorsements, this may not be the case in all states or foreign jurisdictions. If you plan to use this course for certification or endorsement, please check with your own state agency and your school district for applicability. Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student's choice. Continuing teacher education courses that are not part of a degree program are not intended to apply to degree programs at University of Phoenix.