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.
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.
Apply problem solving strategies.
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.
Apply the properties of integers.
Make reasonable estimates.
Apply number theory to applications.
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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