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.
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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