Methods Of Teaching Mathematics –

mth506

(3 credits)

This course focuses on the methodology and assessment strategies that enhance learning in P-8 mathematics.  Topics include an overview of mathematics content and process standards, developmentally effective instructional strategies, assessment, and classroom and materials management.
This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

Mathematics Content and Process Standards

  • Identify the content and process standards in P-8 mathematics.
  • Apply national and local mathematics standards to instruction and assessment.

Recognizing Patterns

  • Describe the importance of pattern recognition in understanding mathematics.
  • Demonstrate the use of manipulatives to teach recognition and extension of patterns.

Problem Solving and Reasoning

  • Analyze the process for successful problem solving.
  • Analyze strategies for facilitating problem solving activities.
  • Create activities designed to help students develop reasoning and logic skills.

Number Sense

  • Explain the concept of number and number sense.
  • Demonstrate the use of manipulatives to teach counting and number relationships.

Place Value

  • Analyze concepts related to place value.
  • Demonstrate the use of manipulatives to teach the concept of place value.

Whole Numbers, Fractions, and Decimals

  • Analyze concepts related to whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.
  • Demonstrate the use of manipulatives to teach concepts related to whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.
  • Demonstrate the use of manipulatives to teach computation using whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.

Measurement

  • Evaluate strategies for teaching measurement concepts.

Probability and Data Analysis

  • Evaluate techniques for teaching concepts related to probability and data analysis.

Geometry and Spatial Sense

  • Solve problems using geometric concepts and models.
  • Evaluate strategies for teaching geometry concepts.

Mathematics Assessment

  • Evaluate assessment techniques, tools, and strategies used to evaluate student learning in mathematics.

Classroom and Materials Management

  • Evaluate classroom and materials management as it relates to mathematics instruction.

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