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EDU-310 Mathematics in the Elementary School

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course integrates mathematical concepts with the methods employed to teach mathematics in the elementary school.  There is an emphasis on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Standards and implementation of the Common Core Mathematics standards in instruction.  There is a focus on a hands-on approach using manipulatives.  The course includes preparation of lesson plans and microteaching experiences.  Permission required. Prerequisite: PRAXIS I, EDU-301, 309. [4 credits]

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of planning, implementing, and assessing mathematics instruction
  2. Identify and understand NCTM and CCS standards and apply principles and content to the teaching/learning process
  3. Identify and analyze a variety of approaches to mathematics instruction, problem solving and assessment. Explain the PARCC assessment and implications for instruction.
  4. Relate mathematics resources to appropriate goals and objectives
  5. Analyze student understanding and identify implications for instruction

COURSE REQUIREMENTS: 

  1. Reading Assignment Questions
  2. Math Activity
  3. Math Literature review (2)
  4. Journal Article Review (2)
  5. Math Lesson Plans (2)
  6. Tests (2)
  7. Attendance/Participation

REQUIRED/RECOMMENDED TEXTBOOK(S) OR MATERIALS:

Access the bookstore website at www.ndm.bncollege.com  for textbook information.

OTHER COURSE INFORMATION:

This course does not require any assignments prior to the first class.