T406 – Teaching and Learning in Diverse and Inclusive Settings: Mathematics

2 Credit Hours

This course examines the content and methods of teaching
mathematics to young children from diverse family, linguistic
and cultural backgrounds in kindergarten through grade
three. The course prepares teacher candidates to use their
knowledge of mathematics to develop children’s ability to
approach and solve problems in the various areas of mathematical
thinking including number concept, geometry,
probability, and measurement. Simultaneously the course
furthers the language as well as the conceptual understanding
skills of all children, including English language learners
and individuals with special needs. Teacher candidates design and present lesson plans, develop curriculum plans,
and use formal and informal strategies to assess children’s
thinking processes as well as their skills and knowledge.
The pedagogical approaches studied respect mistakes and
misunderstandings as learning opportunities for everyone.

Programs that require this course: