Elementary Education students will explore successful research-based approaches that facilitate understanding of mathematics for children in grades K-6. Students will examine assessment procedures as well as create a variety of activities, learning materials, and lesson plans associated with thinking about and doing mathematics. Students will focus on best teaching practices for a diverse population of learners that follows the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. Emphasis will be placed on facilitating the development of concepts using discovery, critical thinking, observing patterns and relationships, and supporting spatial, numerical, and logical reasoning.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Mathematics requirement in General Education