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GRAD > EDC G > 670

Mathematics for Elementary Teachers 2

This is the second of a two-course series of mathematics courses for prospective elementary school teachers. The course is designed to continue the process of providing the mathematical content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, and special content knowledge needed to teach mathematics in elementary school, which was begun in EDC G 668. Topics covered include linear relationships, their various representations, linear models and linear problem solving; introduction of basic geometric concepts including congruence and similarity and the effect of various transformation; perimeter, area and volume of basic geometric figures; properties of circles and the number pi; basic definitions and concepts of algebra including variables and unknown quantities. Lesson planning, assessment, mathematics curricula, use of manipulatives, and making mathematics lessons and concepts accessible to all students are discussed. The course is intended to help the prospective elementary school teacher see elementary school mathematics education as a foundational and integral part of a students overall mathematical education. Please note: Because this course is the second in an integrated sequence of two courses, it should be taken as soon as possible after EDC G 668.

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