Sep 22, 2020  
2019-2020 Course Catalog 
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EDUC 1070 - Mathematics for Educators I

Credits: 2
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab 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 mathematics.  Concepts of numerical literacy (number sense, computational procedures, number theory, and integers) will be emphasized along with teaching strategies that consider student learning styles and cooperative group activities.  This class will be the first in a series of two mathematics courses in the MnState Elementary Education Transfer Pathway to meet Board of Teaching standards in the area of mathematics.  Ten hours of 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): Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940  with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051  with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052  with a grade of C or higher. Course placement into MATH 0070  or higher, or completion of MATH 0030  with a grade of C or higher or MATH 0060  with a grade of C or higher, or MATH 1025  or above with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content

  1. Current Standards for Mathematics Education
    1. NCTM Standards
    2. Minnesota Department of Education Standards
  2. Mathematical Games
    1. Use mathematical games to reinforce concepts and skills
    2. Adapt mathematical games to a variety of skill levels
    3. Construct mathematical games to use with children
  3. Cooperative Group Activities
    1. Engage children through the use of group activities
    2. Choose projects and activities that will make mathematics more meaningful to children
    3. Adapt projects and activities to a variety of skill levels
  4. Learning Styles
    1. Determine a child’s strongest learning style
    2. Choose materials that teach to that style of learning
  5. Error Analysis
    1. Determine common errors made by students in mathematics
    2. Learn techniques to help correct these errors
  6. Manipulatives for explaining and developing mathematical concepts and skills

  7. Growth mindset

  8. Concepts of numerical literacy

    1. Number sense
    2. Computational procedures
    3. Number theory (divisibility, factors, multiples, and prime numbers)
    4. Integers (properties and relationships)
  9. Integration of technological and non-technological tools

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

  1. use numbers to quantify concepts in the students’ world.
  2. describe a variety of computational procedures.
  3. explain the concepts of number theory including divisibility, factors, multiples, and prime numbers.
  4. explain the relationships of integers and their properties that can be explored and generalized to other mathematical domains.
  5. integrate technological and non-technological tools with mathematics.
  6. apply a growth mindset model to learning mathematics.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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