(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.
- Students can explain the difference between conceptual and procedural math skills and show how each is used in the Common Core State Standards(CCSS)and the NCTM standards.
- Students can effectively prepare, deliver and analyze a developmentally appropriate math lesson plan.
- Students can describe and apply the importance and benefits for K-6 students of the eight mathematical practices from the CCSS.
- Students can describe multiple effective pedagogical methods for teaching the mathematical content required in grades 3-6 in the Common Core State Standards.
- Each student can create a standards-based unit for the math curriculum with appropriate methods of instruction and assessment.