2021-2022 Catalog

EDE 439 Content: Mathematics II

EDE 439 is the second of two math methods courses that examine theoretical perspectives on mathematics education and methods of teaching and learning mathematics at the elementary and middle school levels. Candidates acquire and demonstrate practical experience in the understanding of the mathematics concepts and methods taught in grades K-8. In this second course, candidates investigate various teaching strategies to motivate students, explore what it means to know and do mathematics, to solve problems, to use assessment to inform instruction, and to teach math equitably to all children.  

Credits

4

Prerequisite

Completion of EDE 433

Outcomes

  1. This course will prepare students to:
  2. Design engaging learning experiences for students and model with mathematics based on knowledge of student learning, content, community, equity, and curriculum goals.
  3. Implement effective instructional strategies and assessments that support critical thinking and problem-solving skills and promote perseverance in solving problems.
  4. Integrate appropriate technology and use tools strategically in the learning environment.
  5. Develop student capacity to look for and make use of structure, evaluate reasonableness of results, and attend to mathematical precision.
  6. Develop student capacity to reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct viable arguments, and critique the reasoning of others.