Graduate Course Catalog 2007-2009
COURSE: 55-552 Methods of Teaching Mathematics, K-9 (2)
This course focuses on the development of math methods and instructional strategies for teaching elementary and middle school students. The course emphasizes the use of concrete examples, including math manipulatives, to help candidates develop understandings of abstract mathematical concepts in problem solving situations. Current issues in mathematics education, NCTM standards and the Illinois Learning Standards are studied. Methods of differentiating instruction and assessment will be explored. Prerequisite: Consent of M.A. Elementary Education Director.