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.
Identify the key elements of instructional leadership in elementary mathematics.
Analyze how classroom and materials management relate to mathematics instruction.
Modify lessons plans to support the needs of diverse learners.
Evaluate techniques, tools, and strategies to assess student learning.
Explain the importance of assessment in the mathematics classroom.
Teaching Mathematical Concepts
Integrate technology into a lesson plan for teaching mathematics concepts.
Create a lesson plan for teaching mathematics concepts through problem solving.
Determine techniques for teaching mathematics concepts through problem solving.
Teaching through Problem Solving
Design lesson plans to teach mathematics through problem solving.
Explain the difference between doing, learning, and understanding mathematics.
Standards in Elementary Mathematics
Identify the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice.
Combine P–8 mathematics content standards with process standards to create learning activities.
Identify the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics content standards for mathematics.
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