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CI 4350 Elementary Math Methods

Course Description: This course focuses on understanding children’s thinking in mathematics and how to incorporate student’s diverse cultural, racial, social, and linguistic backgrounds. In addition, the goal is to understand how the learning environment can support the development of ALL students’ mathematical ideas, and how activities and classroom practices can be structured to elicit, develop, and enhance student thinking. Undergrad PSTs engage in making sense of children’s strategies for solving mathematical problems and learn to use what research educators know about children’s thinking to design and adapt instructional tasks.

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CI 5303 Elementary Math Methods

Course Description: This course focuses on understanding children’s thinking in mathematics and how to incorporate student’s diverse cultural, racial, social, and linguistic backgrounds. In addition, the goal is to understand how the learning environment can support the development of ALL students’ mathematical ideas, and how activities and classroom practices can be structured to elicit, develop, and enhance student thinking. Master PSTs engage in making sense of children’s strategies for solving mathematical problems and learn to use what research educators know about children’s thinking to design and adapt instructional tasks. The course has a special focus on culturally relevant pedagogy were PSTs have an opportunity to engage with teacher moves that facilitate children’s mathematical thinking in addressing issues of power, access, diversity, and relevance in learning and teaching mathematics.

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