3 courses:
  • ME-202

    Elem.School Math:Curriculum

    This course is designed to enable the prospective early childhood/elementary school teacher to gain a depth of understanding of the content of the mathematics curriculum for elementary grades. Emphasis is placed on the importance of conceptual understanding as a foundation for algorithmic skill. Opportunities to explore the Curriculum Focal Points of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Common Core State Standards, and the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks provide a basis for the subsequent course in mathematics instruction. This course is a prerequisite for ED 207.
  • ME-207

    Early Childhood/ElemMath:Inst

    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.
  • ME-507

    Elem Schl:Math Instruction

    This course is designed to provide the prospective elementary school teacher with a foundation of 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 class meetings throughout the course. Recognition of special needs and of strategies for addressing these needs will be included. A field-based experience is required.