## Faith Builders Educational Programs, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

## Mathematics for Elementary Teachers MAT 201

**Version 1:** 45 hours (5 to 15 weeks). **Version 2 and 3:** 45 hours (5 to 12 weeks).

**Version 1:** June 2002 - April 2007. **Version 2:** May 2007 - July 2008. **Version 3: **October 2015 - Present.

**Version 1:** Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: understand and solve the mathematical problems encountered in elementary math programs while using the vocabulary of mathematics; explain mathematical concepts and skills to elementary age children; describe a Christian philosophy of mathematics; describe the ingredients of successful math classrooms; implement a variety of ideas for effective math teaching; and discuss the major issues surrounding math teaching. **Version 2 and 3:** Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: understand and solve mathematical problems encountered in an elementary mathematics curriculum; explain mathematical concepts and skills to elementary age children; Incorporate a Christian philosophy into teaching mathematics; describe the characteristics of a successful mathematics classroom environment; demonstrate effective math teaching; discuss the major issues surrounding math teaching; and demonstrate a mastery of elementary mathematical concepts.

**Version 1:** Major topics covered in the course are methods/principles of teaching elementary math; philosophy of math and math teaching; teaching from a Christian framework: integration; fundamental concepts of mathematics; operations of arithmetic; number theory; proportion; probability; geometry; and measurement. Methods of instruction include lecture and problem solving. Evaluation criteria include exams and projects. **Version 2 and 3:** Major topics covered in the course are: Methods / Principles of Teaching Elementary Math; Philosophy of Math and Math Teaching; Teaching from a Christian Framework; Issues in Mathematics and Mathematics Teaching; Foundations of Mathematics; Fundamental Concepts; Operations of Arithmetic; Number Theory; Proportion; Percents; Probability; and Geometry. Methods of instruction include lecture and demonstrations. Evaluation criteria include exams, a class presentation and projects.

**Version 1:** In the upper division baccalaureate degree category OR in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers or Methods of Teaching Math (12/03). **Version 2 and 3:** In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers (04/07) (11/10) (10/15 revalidation) (10/20 revalidation).