ELEM 631: Teaching Elementary School Mathematics K-6 (3)*
Accomplished teachers value the data-rich classroom setting as a source of information about their own instruction and pedagogical principles and practices in mathematics. They have a deep understanding of the mathematics content domains, they teach and are able to offer students challenging and meaningful learning opportunities. In this course, teachers investigate the elementary mathematics curriculum to update their knowledge and understanding as informed by curriculum standard from national organizations, especially NCTM. Investigation focuses on mathematics and major approaches to the teaching of mathematics. Teachers will make decisions about applying problem-solving, analytical reasoning, and valuing mathematics for living to meet individual and group needs. Teachers will integrate knowledge from both mathematics content and pedagogy to propose modifications to their own real-world classroom curriculum through action research. They will plan, carry out, and describe a unit of instruction that reflects these insights.