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EDUN 322 A Student-Centered Approach to Elementary Mathematics Instruction
Prerequisite: Part of Junior block courses; application and admission to School of Education
A study of teaching techniques and materials used in contemporary Elementary mathematics programs. Focus on skills of inquiry and deductive reasoning through hands-on work with experiments and manipulatives. Content strands: Data and Chance; Geometry; Measurement and Reference Frames; Numeration; Operations and Computation; and Patterns, Functions, and Algebra. Themes: Algorithmic and Procedural Thinking; Estimation Skills and Number Sense; Mental Arithmetic Skills; Reasoning and Proof; Communication; Connections; and problem-solving. Study of issues related to assessment, student diversity, and organizing for teaching mathematics in a K-6 setting. Integration with reading, language arts, social sciences, health, nutrition, and the visual and performing arts.