Mathematics for Elementary Teachers III
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We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
This is the third of three mathematics courses specifically designed for preservice elementary teachers. "Elementary" mathematics forms the foundation for all mathematical thinking. To fully understand this foundation, a teacher of mathematics must be comfortable with various methods and representations for mathematical ideas. This will be done by making sense of useful mathematics ( algebra, geometry, and data analysis) and by focusing on: add purpose and structure?
- encouraging mathematical thinking,
- building conceptual knowledge of mathematical ideas, and
- deriving mathematical formulas.
This course meets the following Liberal Education Learning Goals: creative and critical thinking; effective communication.
More course information is available on D2L.
- Introduce tenents of social constructivism by fostering community of learners.
- Reconceptualize "elementary" mathematics as fundamental mathematics.
- Explain why mathematics works.
- Productive disposition!
- Mathematics for Elementary Teachers with Activities (4th edition), by Sybilla Beckmann