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Teaching Methods: Elementary Mathematics




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Course level: Continuing Teacher Education

This course emphasizes content and process standards and pedagogical instruction that enhance learning in P-8 mathematics. Participants explore teaching mathematics through research-based practices, problem-solving, and developmentally effective instructional strategies. Participants also examine assessment techniques, technology tools, instructional leadership, diverse learning needs, and materials management. This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, and Kentucky.



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Standards in Elementary Mathematics

  • Identify the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics content standards for mathematics.
  • Combine P–8 mathematics content standards with process standards to create learning activities.
  • Identify the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice.
  • Analyze how math instruction has evolved due to changing standards.

Teaching Mathematical Concepts Through Problem Solving

  • Explain the difference between doing, learning, and understanding mathematics.
  • Determine techniques for teaching mathematics concepts through problem solving.
  • Design a lesson plan for teaching mathematics through problem solving.
  • Integrate technology into a lesson plan for teaching mathematics concepts.


  • Explain the importance of assessment in the mathematics classroom.
  • Evaluate techniques, tools, and strategies to assess student learning.
  • Create a formal or informal assessment to evaluate student learning.

Diversity and Classroom Management

  • Modify lesson plans to support the needs of diverse learners.
  • Analyze how classroom and materials management relate to mathematics instruction.
  • Identify the key elements of instructional leadership in elementary mathematics.


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Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

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