COURSE: 55-552 Methods of Teaching Mathematics, K-9 (3)|
This course focuses on the development of math methods and research-based instructional strategies for elementary and middle school students incorporating the NCTM, Illinois State Standards, and common core standards. The course emphasizes the teaching of numbers and operations, probability, data analysis, algebra, geometry, and measurement as well as mathematical concepts and problem solving. Methods of differentiating instruction and assessment to meet the needs of all students including ELL, struggling learners, and already proficient learners are included. The candidate will learn how to create or use math manipulatives, literature books, and technology to teach these concepts. Candidates will be evaluated on their ability to successfully plan and implement strategies taught in this course. Field based experiences will provide opportunities for students to connect teaching theory with classroom practice. Prerequisite: Consent of M.A. Elementary Education Director.