This course emphasizes content and process standards and pedagogical instruction that enhance learning in P-8 mathematics. Participants explore teaching mathematics through research-based practices, problem-solving, and developmentally effective instructional strategies. Participants also examine assessment techniques, technology tools, instructional leadership, diverse learning needs, and materials management.
This graduate course is 4 weeks.
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This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, and Kentucky.
Topics and Objectives
Standards in Elementary Mathematics
- Identify the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics content standards for mathematics.
- Combine P–8 mathematics content standards with process standards to create learning activities.
- Identify the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice.
- Analyze how math instruction has evolved due to changing standards.
Teaching Mathematical Concepts Through Problem Solving
- Explain the difference between doing, learning, and understanding mathematics.
- Determine techniques for teaching mathematics concepts through problem solving.
- Design a lesson plan for teaching mathematics through problem solving.
- Integrate technology into a lesson plan for teaching mathematics concepts.
- Explain the importance of assessment in the mathematics classroom.
- Evaluate techniques, tools, and strategies to assess student learning.
- Create a formal or informal assessment to evaluate student learning.
Diversity and Classroom Management
- Modify lesson plans to support the needs of diverse learners.
- Analyze how classroom and materials management relate to mathematics instruction.
- Identify the key elements of instructional leadership in elementary mathematics.
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