Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience
Elementary Math Education (EDU-400)
Varies (self-study, self-paced).
April 2020 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: interpret factors that influence the effective teaching of mathematics; investigate what it means to "do mathematics"; describe approaches to problem-solving; compare and contrast the features of a three-phase lesson plan format for problem-based lessons; differentiate between formative and summative assessment; differentiate between a modification and an accommodation; illustrate how teaching mathematics to very young children involves providing high quality number activities using a developmental approach; explain how to develop children’s skills in generalizing the problem structures with additive situations involving joining, separating, part-part-whole, and comparison where the unknown can be in any position; investigate the interplay addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division and effective use of computational strategies to solve problems; exhibit the essential features of fraction and ratio, including how they are interrelated, and articulate ways to help students understand and be able to use both; analyze the measurement process, including the identification and use of nonstandard and standard units, and demonstrate how to estimate measurements; and differentiate the four major geometry goals for students.
Major topics include: an introduction to concepts related to effective math instruction for elementary school students, various means of teaching foundational math concepts related to number sense, math mathematical operations, problem-solving strategies, integers, fractions, decimals, ratios, algebraic thinking, geometric conceptualization, and measurement, strategies for integrated math across other disciplines, incorporating culturally responsive teaching methods, and effective methods for developing math competency.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Elementary Education (4/20).