Dec 03, 2021  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 College Catalog
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EDC 271 - Elementary Methods: Math

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Emphasizes the application of theories, methods, and techniques for teaching Mathematics in grades 1-8. Includes standards-based instruction, elements of effective instruction, differentiation , 21st century skills, technology, and data literacy.

Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course.


Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Examine math content standards and progressions. (Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) 4)
  2. Discuss the Standards for Mathematical Practice.  (InTASC 4)
  3. Identify methods to assess math development. (InTASC 6)
  4. Design lesson plans for math. (InTASC 4, 7)
  5. Describe differentiation strategies for math. (InTASC 2, 7)
  6. Develop a unit plan for math. (InTASC 4, 7)

Outline:
  1. Content Standards for Mathematics
    1. Standards for mathematical practice
    2. Clusters and domains
    3. Instructional shifts
    4. Progressions
  2. Effective Teaching
    1. Developmental stages of math acquisition
    2. Accessing prior knowledge
    3. 21st century skills
  3. Essential Elements of Instruction
    1. Congruency
    2. Learning objectives
    3. Active participation strategies
    4. Checking for understanding
    5. Unit and lesson planning
  4. Differentiated Instruction
    1. Diverse learners: culture, language, gender, abilities
    2. Differentiation by content, process, and/or product
    3. Tiered activities
  5. Assessment
    1. Formative
    2. Summative
    3. High-stakes
  6. Mathematics Instruction
    1. Content knowledge
    2. Students’ analyzing their own data
    3. Math vocabulary
    4. Technology resources for math


Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2020-2021



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