EC-303 : Math for the Developing Child

Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Department:
Early Childhood Education
Subject:
Early Childhood Education
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
3
This course provides the theoretical principles and methodologies in the teaching of mathematics for prospective teachers of children ages 3 to 9 years old-and about how the mathematical mind of the child works. The course of study is designed to promote mathematics teaching competence; review exemplary curriculum materials, and design the creation of standard-based, active learning environments that foster curiosity, confidence, and persistence; and encourage the successful acquisition of knowledge of important mathematical relationships, number sense, and the ability to solve problems in the early years. Participants will strive to gather examples of current teaching methodologies through a progression of field observations. 3 credits PREREQUISITES: EC 200, EC 201.