Mathematics For Elementary Educators I – mth213 (3 credits)
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.
Mathematical Standards and Processes
- Apply problem solving strategies.
- Explain the six principles of elementary school mathematics as defined by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
- Explain the five mathematical process standards as defined by National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Algebraic Thinking and Problem Solving
- Use numerical patterns, relations, and functions to solve problems.
- Represent mathematical situations and structures analytically using algebraic symbols.
- Use mathematical models to represent quantitative relationships.
Number Theory and Rational Numbers
- Predict operational outcomes.
- Make reasonable estimates.
- Apply number theory to applications.
- Apply the properties of integers.
Rational Numbers and Applications
- Solve fraction, decimal, percent, and real number problems.
- Synthesize the elementary school mathematics concepts addressed in this course.
- Describe the characteristics of a professional mathematics teacher.
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