EDUC541 Elementary School Mathematics (3 semester hours)
This course explores mathematics in the elementary school setting. The class is approached through the following four sections: 1) preparing students to study higher level mathematical content; 2) math content and pedagogy; 3) connection between elementary math and higher-level math content; and 4) best practices for teaching mathematics at the elementary level. Throughout the course, candidates will be asked to make connections between higher-level mathematics and how that relates to the depth and complexity of the content. Candidates will then explore those connections through creating practical methods to be used in a class setting. The use of instructional technology and resources as enhancements to understanding and the teaching of math will also be explored.