This course is designed to provide the prospective elementary school teacher with a foundation in the concepts of mathematics as they relate to the curriculum of grades one through six. Emphasis will be placed on computation, problem-solving concepts and techniques, cooperative learning and the use of manipulatives. The application of the content material to a classroom teaching situation will be integrated into the class meetings throughout the course. Recognition of special needs and of strategies for addressing these needs will be included. This course requires a field-based experience.