Methods Of Teaching Mathematics –

mth506

(3 credits)

This course focuses on the methodology and assessment strategies that enhance learning in preschool through eighth-grade 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 Representative.

Mathematics Content and Process Standards and Recognizing Patterns

  • Identify the content and process standards in preschool through eighth-grade mathematics.
  • Apply national and local mathematics standards to instruction and assessment.
  • 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 and Number Sense

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

Place Value and Whole Numbers, Fractions, and Decimals

  • Analyze concepts related to place value.
  • Demonstrate the use of manipulatives to teach the concept of place value.
  • 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 and Probability and Data Analysis

  • Evaluate strategies for teaching measurement concepts.
  • 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 and Classroom and Materials Management

  • Evaluate assessment techniques, tools, and strategies used to evaluate student learning in mathematics.
  • Evaluate classroom and materials management as it relates to mathematics instruction.

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