EDUC 6536: Math for Teachers Online I: Numbers, Operations, Functions and Patterns (3)
Lecture: 3, Lab: 0, Other: 0
This course is designed to support both new and experienced elementary math educators in refining and focusing their content knowledge. Course participants will develop knowledge and instructional skills needed for teaching mathematics in Georgia schools. Participants will reflect upon the Georgia Performance Standards and Curriculum Framework to build content knowledge of the six strands that frame the curriculum: numbers and operations; measurement; geometry; algebra; probability; and, data analysis. Course participants will review key mathematic concepts and develop classroom strategies, including the use of virtual manipulatives, to support them. Using cases and online resources as a launching point, teachers will be given the opportunity to participate in on-line discussions regarding beliefs, best practices, challenges, current research, and examine ways to apply them to their own teaching practice.