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
- Describe the importance of pattern recognition in understanding mathematics.
- Demonstrate the use of manipulatives to teach recognition and extension of patterns.
- Identify the content and process standards in preschool through eighth-grade mathematics.
- Apply national and local mathematics standards to instruction and assessment.
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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