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EDUC 1070 - Mathematics Education Strategies

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This course is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to support and reinforce the instruction of K-6 students in the area of math. Students in the Education Program will learn instructional strategies and may observe and practice these strategies in local school districts. The class will enable students in the Associate of Science in Education to meet the expectations found in the Minnesota Standards of Effective Practice for Teachers. The class will also enable students in the Paraeducation Program to address all required competencies set forth by the Minnesota Department of Education for paraeducators in the area of math. Field experience is required to practice, reflect, and assess mathematics strategies learned in class. Students must provide their own transportation. A Minnesota Human Services background study with no restrictions may be required.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): Assessment score placement into MATH 0070  or above, or completion of MATH 0030  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Current Standards for Mathematics Education NCTM Standards Minnesota Department of Education Standards
  2. Manipulatives Use manipulatives to explain and develop mathematical concepts and skills Base ten blocks Fraction bars and fraction circles Square tiles Cubes Geoboards Counters Pattern blocks Geometric models Hundred charts Snap cubes Rulers, protractors, and other measuring devices Attribute blocks Algebra tiles Dot paper Household items
  3. Construct manipulatives to use with children
  4. Mathematical Games Use mathematical games to reinforce concepts and skills Adapt mathematical games to a variety of skill levels Construct mathematical games to use with children
  5. Cooperative Group Activities Engage children through the use of group activities Choose projects and activities that will make mathematics more meaningful to children Adapt projects and activities to a variety of skill levels
  6. Learning Styles Determine a child’s strongest learning style Choose materials that teach to that style of learning
  7. Sensory Modalities Match sensory modalities with activities Extend activities to include more modalities
  8. Error Analysis Determine common errors made by students in mathematics Learn techniques to help correct these errors

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. apply math strategies to aid K-6 students who struggle with a particular mathematics skills by using a variety of approaches and strategies.
  2. demonstrate the use of various games, activities, manipulatives, and technologies in supporting K-6 mathematics instruction.
  3. apply appropriate sensory modalities and learning style techniques in supporting K-6 mathematics instruction.
  4. describe where a particular mathematical topic or skill fits into the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards and into the Minnesota Department of Education Mathematics Standards.
  5. describe portfolio artifacts of various games, activities, manipulatives, and strategies, including organized instructions, that can be used when supporting students in a K-6 mathematics classroom.
  6. use terminology related to the instruction of math.
  7. demonstrate appropriate attitudes and language suitable for working with all students including special needs students, students at risk, English language learners, and gifted and talented students.
  8. demonstrate the ability to monitor and adjust math strategies in response to learner feedback.

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