MAED 6010. MATHEMATICAL INVESTIGATIONS IN NUMBERS AND OPERATIONS . (3-0-3)
This course is required for all Early Childhood Teachers who seek the K-5 Mathematics Endorsement. In addition, this course may satisfy requirements for students in the MAT and EDS programs. It is designed to expose teachers to a variety of problem solving strategies to foster their in-depth understanding of numbers and operations, cross-disciplinary thinking, number sense, knowledge on how children develop number sense, and ability to communicate appropriately. This course begins with pre-number concepts and moves through place value and multiplicative relationships, providing candidates with a strong foundation of the base 10 system, conceptual understanding of many commonly used mathematical algorithms, an analysis of students' invented strategies, and a conceptual understanding of fractions and operations with fractions. Application of their mathematical understanding will be assessed within the context of authentic residency.