ED-303 Math Methods

Course Description: The course presents objectives, methods, and material for teaching mathematics in elementary schools. The student is taught to use a variety of procedures and methods through participation in activities stressing planning simulated teaching on several levels within the elementary system.

  • Prerequisite Course(s): Acceptance into the third year program.

A.        PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs): 
The student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate comprehension and application of the FSM elementary school curriculum standards.
2. Apply a variety of teaching approaches to meet learning needs of FSM elementary school students.
3. Assess and evaluate learning of the elementary student at both the formative and summative levels.
4. Organize and manage an elementary classroom environment for learning.
5. Demonstrate comprehension and application of learning theories and principles, human development, language development, educational foundations, socio cultural issues, technology and strategies for teaching students with special needs.
6. Demonstrate professionalism.

B.        STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) - GENERAL:
The student will be able to:
1. Describe the vision, characteristics, philosophy and content of an effective contemporary mathematics program.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the FSM curriculum standards and bench marks for mathematics.
3.  Describe the purpose of an assessment technique for assessing student work and attitudes.
4.  Utilize technology in a mathematics classroom for problem solving and decision making.
5.  Develop the skills in lesson planning to use numeration and number sense.
6. Demonstrate skill and model in teaching the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, including fractions.
7. Develop an understanding of numbers, operations and computations, and perform fundamental operations on integers and rational numbers.
8.  Use models to demonstrate concepts of math operations including fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion, scientific, and expanded notations and problem situations and percentage problems.
9. Develop lesson plans in mathematics and teach such lessons in a peer-teaching situation.


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I = Introduced
D = Demonstrated
M = Mastered

C.        STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) – SPECIFIC:
The student will be able to:

General SLO 1. Describe the vision, characteristics, philosophy and content of an effective contemporary mathematics program.


Student  Learning Outcome

Assessment Strategies

1.1 Identify the purpose, scope, and content of an effective contemporary mathematics curriculum.

Completion of a checklist using Likert scale.

 

1.2 Discuss in writing the mathematics content, including curriculum scope and sequence for grade levels ECE to 12th.

Completion of a checklist using Likert scale

General SLO 2. Demonstrate understanding of the FSM curriculum standards and benchmarks for mathematics.


Student Learning Outcome

Assessment Strategies

1.1 Demonstrate an understanding of professional standards, and benchmarks.

Written test.

1.2 Write mathematics lesson objectives.

Rubric with criteria related to written lesson plans

General SLO 3. Describe the purpose of an assessment technique for assessing student work and attitudes.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

3.1 Describe assessment techniques pertinent to teaching mathematics.

Written test.

3.2 List and explain the types of tests used in assessing math skills.

Written test.

General SLO 4. Utilize technology in a mathematics classroom for problem solving and decision making.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

4.1 Demonstrate the usefulness of technology in the classroom.

Instructor provided checklist for a PowerPoint presentation.

4.2 Find and copy applicable tables, charts and graphs and use in a lesson

Instructor provided checklist for a PowerPoint presentation.

General SLO 5. Develop the skills in lesson planning to use numeration, number sense, and place value in the peer teaching and student teaching activities.


Student Learning Outcome          

Assessment Strategies

5.1 Describe the nature of problem solving, decision making, and communicating mathematics lessons.

Quiz and class presentations using applicable rubric.

5.2 Write mathematical sentences and solve problems using various algorithms

5.3 Demonstrate the use of inductive and deductive approach in problem solving

General SLO 6. Develop the skills in lesson planning to use numeration, number sense, and place value in the peer teaching and student teaching activities.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

6.1 Demonstrate the different models in teaching and delivering lessons in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers to peers. 

Instructor uses the applicable rubric.

 

6.2 Demonstrate mastery of different algorithms in calculating facts.

 Instructor uses applicable rubric and student completes appropriate problems on a quiz

6.3 The students will demonstrate the use of place value box to do the skills of regrouping in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers

Instructor uses applicable rubric and student completes appropriate problems on a quiz.

 

General SLO 7. Develop understanding of numbers, operations, computations, and perform fundamental operations on integers and rational numbers.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

7.1 Classify numbers as prime or composite.

Content quiz and/or class presentations using applicable rubric

 

7.2 Calculate the greatest common factor and least common multiple to asset of continue numbers.

7.3 Demonstrate the rules of divisibility for any given counting numbers.

7.4 Define integer’s rational numbers, real numbers and perform the fundamental operations.

General SLO 8. Use models to demonstrate concepts of math’s operations including fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion, scientific, and expanded notations, and problem situations and percentage problems.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

8.1 Use models to demonstrate mathematics concepts.

Class presentations using applicable rubric and quiz.

8.2 Use models to explain geometry and geometric concepts.

Quiz and/or class presentations using applicable rubric.

General SLO 9. Develop lesson plans in mathematics and teach such lessons in a peer teaching situation.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

9.1 Develop lessons for teaching mathematics.

Approved COM-FSM Practice Teaching Form

9.2 Teach mathematics lessons.

D.        COURSE CONTENT
Learning, teaching, assessing, problem solving, decision making, and communicating in mathematics.
Numeration, number sense, and place value
Addition and subtraction of whole numbers
Multiplication and division of whole numbers
Number theory and number system
Rational numbers expressed as fractions
Rational numbers expressed as Decimals
Data analysis: graphs, statistics and probability
Measurement
Geometry: basic concepts and structures

E.        METHODS OF INSTRUCTION
Small group discussions
Lesson planning activities
Practice teachings math lesson with peers
Individual and group projects
Internet

 

F.         REQURIED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS
Heddens, James M, Speer, William R., and  Brahier, Daniel J. (2009). Today’s Mathematics. Concepts , Methods, and Classroom Activities; Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons (or most recent edition).

G.        REFERENCE MATERIALS
None

H.        INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS
None

I.          EVALUATION
None

J.         CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
None

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