Elementary Math Pedagogy (GC)

An asynchronous online program designed to provide educators with the fundamental pedagogies for teaching mathematics in elementary schools and prepare practitioners to: develop an understanding of high-quality instructional practices for teaching math; design appropriate assessments to determine learner needs and create appropriate math instruction; and differentiate math instruction for the growing diversity of learning needs.

 

Program Requirements

Common Core

Students will understand current trends in mathematics instruction for elementary students and develop competencies in the following: promoting reasoning and problem-solving, using mathematical representations, facilitating meaningful mathematical discourse, posing purposeful questions, building procedural fluency from conceptual understanding, supporting productive struggle, eliciting evidence of student thinking, and creating equitable opportunities in teaching and learning mathematics. Emphasis is on National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Principles of effective mathematics teaching and Standards for Mathematical Practice.

Prerequisites: none

This course is designed to enhance skills for using formative assessment strategies that elicits elementary children┬┐s thinking to support learning with understanding. Emphasis is on understanding children┬┐s mathematical thinking, assessing for mathematical proficiency, positioning children as competent sense makers and valuing diverse ways of thinking.

Prerequisites: none

This course is designed to build understanding and skills for differentiating elementary mathematics in ways that fosters an inclusive environment. Emphasis is on critically evaluating ways differentiation practices can work to marginalize children and perpetuate patterns of inequities within the math classroom and developing with strategies that value diverse ways of knowing and thinking.

Prerequisites: none