Teaching Elementary School Math

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Course Description:
Theory and methods for teaching mathematics in the elementary school; contemporary approaches to teaching concepts, number systems, numeration systems, computational algorithms, problem solving, informal geometry, measurement, and other math related topics. This course requires a minimum grade of “C.” Current background check (fingerprinting) acceptable to the district in which the field experience will take place is required for this course. Ten (10) hours math practicum are required for course completion.


Course Details


As assigned


Required textbooks/ course materials:

No textbook or course materials are required to purchase for this course. This is a zero textbook cost course.

Appropriate dress for field experience: black or khaki slacks and School of Education polo (available in the campus bookstore).



Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

E – 1   Designs and plans effective instructional lessons.

E – 2   Maintains a student-centered learning environment that is safe, organized, equitable, flexible, inclusive and collaborative.

E – 3   Delivers and facilitates effective instruction.

E – 4   Analyzes and applies data from multiple assessments to diagnose learning needs and inform instruction.

E – 5   Designs purposeful professional goals for continuous improvement to strengthen instructional effectiveness and impact student learning.

E – 6   Practices professional responsibility and ethical conduct and fulfills expected obligations to students, the public, and the education profession.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Investigate State-Adopted Standards for Elementary Grade Mathematics and participate in activities associated with the standards.

Plan mathematics lessons for elementary students, which include objectives adapted to state-adopted standards.

Demonstrate proficiency in elementary grades mathematics.

Deliver and critique grade/age appropriate mathematics lessons in multiple content area.

Participate in professional growth opportunities.

Effectively use technology and manipulatives to teach content.


E-1, E-3, E-4

E-1, E-2, E-3, E-5

E-1, E-2, E-3


E-1, E-3, E-6

Tests, CC8M-Rubric, CC10M Rubric, Task 5.4.2-Rubric, Task 2.2.1, Teacher Observation 


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

The course instructor will be delivering course content through class discussions on the material using various visual aids. Students are expected to be attentive and are encouraged to ask questions. In-class teaching strategies may include: participation, demonstrations, lecture, presentations, critical thinking and cooperative groups. Student attendance and participation is expected. Students are expected to read all assigned material before class and complete assigned projects in a timely manner to enable reflections and revisions on the final product.


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