CBSE 7440T Teaching Mathematics in Childhood Education
45 hours plus conference; 20 hours field experience; 3 credits
Problems and issues in the organization and teaching of subject matter. Techniques of instruction. Introduction to approaches for teaching mathematics to all children from preschool through grade 6, including English language learners and students with special needs. Overview of children's development of number and of geometric and spatial sense; informal mathematical knowledge of young children. National, state, and local standards and curriculum guidelines. Teaching mathematical concepts, computational skills, and higher order thinking processes; integration of mathematics with literacy and other subject areas; formal and informal assessment. Role of technology in teaching and learning mathematics.
Prerequisite: Mathematics *1401 or a mathematics course approved by the program adviser.