Expanding on concepts explored in ED 207, this course develops students’ knowledge in planning learning experiences that foster the development of mathematical thinking in young children. Pre-service teachers explore instructional strategies and materials designed to foster conceptual mathematical development in three to five-year-olds. Following recommendations of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the National Association for the Education of Young Children, this course examines how to incorporate mathematical experiences throughout the day. Students explore strategies to integrate mathematical instruction with other content areas as well as how to create environments that extends mathematical thinking.
Prerequisites & Notes ED 101, ED 102, and ED 207, or permission of instructor.