EDUC-360 Math Concepts & Manipulatives

Investigation of the development of mathematic concepts (number and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, data analysis, and probability) in the education of young children, emphasizing problem solving, reasoning, connections, representation, communication and methods of teaching and use of instructional materials, particularly manipulatives. Candidates are required to demonstrate proficiency in teaching areas of teaching mathematics in addition to incorporating and strengthening formal and informal assessment strategies in order to foster active engagement during learning. Focus on Indiana academic mathematics standards based lessons. Includes diverse field experiences and collaboration with school and community in which candidates encourage the development of problem solving by constructing a variety of opportunities for K-6 students. As a culmination of the field experience component candidates are required to evaluate and reflect upon his/her teaching potential, practice in light of research, impact on student learning, and overall professional growth as related to the promotion and well-being of children. (Same as SPED 360 and EC 360.)