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Course Code: EDUC541 Course ID: 2799 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course explores mathematics in the elementary school setting. The class is approached through the following four sections: 1) preparing students to study higher level mathematical content; 2) math content and pedagogy; 3) connection between elementary math and higher-level math content; and 4) best practices for teaching mathematics at the elementary level. Throughout the course, candidates will be asked to make connections between higher-level mathematics and how that relates to the depth and complexity of the content. Candidates will then explore those connections through creating practical methods to be used in a class setting. The use of instructional technology and resources as enhancements to understanding and the teaching of math will also be explored.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 12/25/2022 September Summer 2022 Session C 16 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 04/23/2023 January Winter 2023 Session A 16 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, candidates will be able to:

1. Explore the following content in relation to pedagogy: Number and Operations, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement and Data Analysis
2. Examine mathematics activities appropriate for the k-12 math school classroom.
3. Design mathematics lessons that use manipulative materials and utilize the arts to help children develop in one of the explored content areas.
4. Create mathematics lessons, student interviews, and units that utilize the mathematical processes of problem solving, communication, reasoning and proof, representations, and connections.
6. Explore alternative methods for assessing mathematical understanding.
7. Explore methods that use assessment as a guide for planning future instruction.
8. Create technological resources appropriate for mathematics in the elementary and middle school setting.

NameGrade %
Discussions 35.00 %
Discussion 1: Introductions 2.92 %
Discussion 2: Gretchen 2.92 %
Discussion 3: NCTM Standards 2.92 %
Discussion 4: Problem Solving 2.92 %
Discussion 5: Number Sense 2.92 %
Discussion 6: Numeration in Relation to Elementary Mathematics 2.92 %
Discussion 7: What is the Connection 2.92 %
Discussion 8: Math and Art Resource Search 2.92 %
Discussion 9: WebQuest Draft 2.92 %
Discussion 10: Estimating and Measurement 2.92 %
Discussion 11: Linear Regression 2.92 %
Discussion 12: Determining Functions Using Regression 2.92 %
Mathematical Content Practice 10.00 %
MCP Week 1-2 1.67 %
MCP Week 3-4 1.67 %
MCP Week 5-6 1.67 %
MCP Week 7-8 1.67 %
MCP Week 13-14 1.67 %
MCP Week 15-16 1.67 %
Mathematics Observation 15.00 %
Mathematics Observation 15.00 %
Student Interviews 15.00 %
Student Interview 1 5.00 %
Student Interview 2 5.00 %
Student Interview 3 5.00 %
Lesson Plan 10.00 %
Lesson Plan 10.00 %
Final Project 15.00 %
Problem Based Learning (PBL) Unit 15.00 %

After successfully completing this course, candidates will be able to:

1. Explore the following content in relation to pedagogy: Number and Operations, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement and Data Analysis
2. Examine mathematics activities appropriate for the k-12 math school classroom.
3. Design mathematics lessons that use manipulative materials and utilize the arts to help children develop in one of the explored content areas.
4. Create mathematics lessons, student interviews, and units that utilize the mathematical processes of problem solving, communication, reasoning and proof, representations, and connections.
6. Explore alternative methods for assessing mathematical understanding.
7. Explore methods that use assessment as a guide for planning future instruction.
8. Create technological resources appropriate for mathematics in the elementary and middle school setting.

Book Title:Learning Mathematics in Elementary and Middle School: A Learner-Centered Approach, 6th ed. *Note: the price provided is for the VitalSource eBook
ISBN:9780133783780
Publication Info:Pearson
Author:Cathcart, Pothier, Vance and Bezuk
Unit Cost:$53.63
Electronic ISBN:9780133783780
Electronic Unit Cost:$53.63
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.