Monday, April 29, 2013

Math for K-8 Teachers

Math for K-8 Teachers Courses
• Full year course
• Huge books, tons of material
• Taught in Education department
• 4 year schools
• Simple arithmetic through geometry, algebra
• Manipulatives
• Conceptual
• Required for education majors

• Ph.D. education (or math) professors
• Tend to like the course

• Future K-8 teachers
• Sophomores, juniors, seniors
• Math skills vary considerably

Key Challenges
• Tons of material
• Students must recognize multiple approaches
• Instructors: Understanding it all, time
• Students: Breadth of material, concepts

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