This is the first course of a two-part series designed for K-8 pre-service teachers to address the conceptual framework for mathematics taught in elementary school. The focus of part one will be on real number properties, patterns, operations and algebraic reasoning and problem solving.
Describe the characteristics of a professional mathematics teacher.
Synthesize the elementary school mathematics concepts addressed in this course.
Rational Numbers and Applications
Solve fraction, decimal, percent, and real number problems.
Number Theory and Rational Numbers
Apply number theory to applications.
Make reasonable estimates.
Apply the properties of integers.
Predict operational outcomes.
Algebraic Thinking and Problem Solving
Use mathematical models to represent quantitative relationships.
Represent mathematical situations and structures analytically using algebraic symbols.
Use numerical patterns, relations, and functions to solve problems.
Mathematical Standards and Processes
Apply problem solving strategies.
Explain the five mathematical process standards as defined by National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Explain the six principles of elementary school mathematics as defined by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
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