Teaching Mathematics in Early Childhood Classrooms (Pre K-3)

Teaching Mathematics in Early Childhood Classrooms (Pre K-3)
Study the teaching and learning of early childhood mathematics guided by current principles relating to mathematics content, social interaction, student thinking, and child development.
 Hours2.0 - 3.0 Credit, Arr Lecture, Arr Lab
 PrerequisitesMTHED 305; ECE 441 and 442 concurrent.
 TaughtFall, Winter
Course Outcomes

ECE 447 Course Outcomes

  • Establish mathematics goals that accommodate students' varied mathematical trajectories and align appropriately with state content and practice standards as well as informal and formal assessments of student thinking.
  • Select and/or design worthwhile mathematical tasks that include varying levels of cognitive demand, thus increasing access to learning.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate inquiry-based lessons as structured by the Launch-Explore-Summarize (Discuss/Debrief) teaching and learning cycles or sequences.
  • Anticipate student mathematical thinking (for planning lessons and/or units, orchestrating discourse, questioning, etc.)
  • Create high levels of mathematical interaction by planning for discussion, questioning, and establishing a supportive classroom environment.
  • Adapt instruction to address the diverse learning strengths and needs of both groups and individuals.
  • Assess student learning, both formatively and summatively, using a range of appropriate strategies, and employ the results of assessment in guiding instruction.
  • Practice professionalism: In commitment to learning to teach, in appearance and demeanor, and in the quality of work submitted.