EDC 563: Math Methods-Elementary

2009-08-11 -

Maximum Increased.

Synonym:

63837 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Judith Coven

Credits:

3

Seats:

20

Semester:

Fall 2009

Meeting Schedule:

Thursdays 9/3 - 12/17 (9:00AM-11:29AM)

Description:

Competency Area: Curriculum & Instruction
Required of and restricted to Fall 2009 entering Integrated Learning Elementary and Early Childhood certification students and Waldorf year round M.Ed. with state certification students until August 13, open to other students on August 14.

This course aims at eliminating math phobia for both children and adults. It is based on the premise that mathematics will be both accessible and enjoyable if understanding is derived from experience and strong links are made between that experience and abstract symbolism. Beginning with a consideration of how children learn mathematics, the course will focus on providing children with opportunities to put together their own mathematical understanding. Using concrete materials and hands on experiences, students will become actively involved with problems from a range of mathematical strands (number sense, geometry, measurement, pattern, probability) to illustrate how children can explore mathematics through problem solving and inquiry.