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EDU 352 Teaching Mathematics PreK-3rd Grade

This course incorporates the use of a problem-solving approach in the development of mathematical topics relevant for the birth through grade 3 teacher.  Standards alignment among the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) content and process standards, Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS-M) content and practice standards and the Iowa Early Learning Standards is analyzed. Specific concepts from the CCSS-M, such as counting and cardinality, operations and algebraic thinking; numbers and operations in base-ten; meaning of fractions; measurement; data; and geometry will be taught specific to teach children birth through grade 3.