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(ELED 451) Math Methods for Elementary Teachers, Part II

Students build on the foundation learned in Part 1, examining elementary mathematics from a theoretical and practical background, focusing on the upper elementary learner, Third through Sixth Grade. Emphasis will be placed on applying research-based strategies, using manipulatives to establish a solid math foundation for the upper elementary grades.

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisites EDU 312, ELED 347
Corequisite ELED 491 (except non-certification track)
Offered Fall, Winter
Programs Elementary Education (BS), Education Minor

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the difference between conceptual and procedural math skills and show how each is used in the CCSS and the NCTM standards.
  2. Effectively prepare, deliver, and analyze a developmentally appropriate math lesson plan.
  3. Describe and apply the importance and benefits for K-6 students of the eight mathematical practices from CCSS.
  4. Describe multiple effective pedagogical methods for teaching the mathematical content required in grades 3-6 in the CCSS.
  5. Create a standards-based unit for the math curriculum with appropriate methods of instruction and assessment.