An in-depth look at elementary mathematics. Mathematical concepts will be explored both conceptually and procedurally. Participants will be encouraged to see mathematics not only through the formulas required to find answers but also through creative methods that promote understanding of the concepts. A variety of math manipulatives will be used. Prerequisites: MAT 1055,EDU 2250 and EDU 2556. Fall and Spring.

EDU 3455 Math Methods for K-6 Teachers Focuses on current trends, strategies, and materials for teaching mathematics in grades K-6. The constructivist approach to teaching math is emphasized, along with hands-on learning and conceptual understanding of math concepts. A micro-teaching experience in a K-6 setting is required. Fee charged. Prerequisites: EDU 2556,EDU 2250, EDU 2600 and admission to the Teacher Education Program. Fall and Spring.

EDU 3465 Science Methods for K-6 Teachers Focuses on current trends, strategies, and materials for teaching science in grades K-6. The constructivist approach to teaching science is emphasized, along with inquiry-based learning and the guided discovery method. A micro-teaching experience in K-6 setting is required. Fee charged. Prerequisite: EDU 2556, EDU 2250, EDU 2600 and admission to the Teacher Education program. Fall and Spring.

TMA 6630 K-6 Math Education Foundations of elementary and middle school mathematics, pedagogy, and materials of math instruction will be examined. Participants are challenged to construct new understandings of K-6 math and to look beyond rote procedures of math to the underlying principles. Methods to assist the learning of mathematics by students with special needs, including English language learners, are included. Participants apply concepts covered in class through a microteaching experience.

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EDU 2565 Math for Elementary Educators

An in-depth look at elementary mathematics. Mathematical concepts will be explored both conceptually and procedurally. Participants will be encouraged to see mathematics not only through the formulas required to find answers but also through creative methods that promote understanding of the concepts. A variety of math manipulatives will be used. Prerequisites: MAT 1055, EDU 2250 and EDU 2556. Fall and Spring.EDU 3455 Math Methods for K-6 TeachersFocuses on current trends, strategies, and materials for teaching mathematics in grades K-6. The constructivist approach to teaching math is emphasized, along with hands-on learning and conceptual understanding of math concepts. A micro-teaching experience in a K-6 setting is required. Fee charged. Prerequisites: EDU 2556, EDU 2250, EDU 2600 and admission to the Teacher Education Program. Fall and Spring.EDU 3465 Science Methods for K-6 TeachersFocuses on current trends, strategies, and materials for teaching science in grades K-6. The constructivist approach to teaching science is emphasized, along with inquiry-based learning and the guided discovery method. A micro-teaching experience in K-6 setting is required. Fee charged. Prerequisite: EDU 2556, EDU 2250, EDU 2600 and admission to the Teacher Education program. Fall and Spring.TMA 6630 K-6 Math EducationFoundations of elementary and middle school mathematics, pedagogy, and materials of math instruction will be examined. Participants are challenged to construct new understandings of K-6 math and to look beyond rote procedures of math to the underlying principles. Methods to assist the learning of mathematics by students with special needs, including English language learners, are included. Participants apply concepts covered in class through a microteaching experience.