Early Number Concepts (prek - 1)
This course is a standards-based methods course that offers Pre-School and Primary grade teachers a guide for designing a learning experience for their students which focuses on counting, comparing, and patterns. Students choose from over 100 activities that address students individually, in small learning groups, or with whole class experiences. The assignments may be completed with or without classroom student participation. Concrete, pictorial, and abstract experiences in early number concepts are designed to help students construct an understanding of numbers (number sense). Course assignments ask participants to identify specific Common Core State Standards addressed in their curriculum. The primary resources used in this course for standards are a combination of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics and the NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) Principles and Standards of Mathematics. Built into the course requirements are several contacts between the course instructor and the student.
NOTE: Required book must be acquired separately.