This course is designed to provide the prospective early childhood/elementary school teacher with a foundation in the concepts of mathematics as they relate to the curriculum of grades one through six. Emphasis is placed on understanding computation, problem-solving concepts and techniques, cooperative learning, technology, and the use of manipulatives. Connections to the Curriculum Frameworks of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics are highlighted. Recognition of special needs and strategies for addressing them are included. This course requires a field-based experience, usually completed as a continuation of the field experience for the literacy development course.