Math for K-8 Teachers: Number Concepts

Learn strategies for teaching whole numbers, place value, fractions and decimals, and estimation and problem solving. Investigate and practice multiple strategies for problem solving.
(24 credit hours)

Course Prerequisites

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Course Objectives
  1. Identify instructional strategies for teaching whole numbers.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of how to use number patterns to develop number relationships.
  3. Identify instructional strategies to help students build connections between whole numbers and the real world.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to diagnose student concept development.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics of our place value system of numeration.
  6. Identify strategies for teaching place value in the K-8 curriculum.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics of the system of rational numbers (fractions).
  8. Identify strategies for teaching common and decimal fractions in the K-8 curriculum.

Continuing Education Units / Inservice Points

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Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or inservice points are typically awarded by the sponsoring school district. Participants should verify acceptance of online course credit with their local districts' professional development administrators.

Upon fulfillment of all requirements, your Beacon Educator transcript will reflect completion of this course. The transcript and syllabus may be printed and given to the appropriate district contact.

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Documentation Methods

In order to complete this course, participants must submit the following documentation. These exercises accessible through the Course Log, must meet the established criteria. Reflection/Dialogue Exercises (4) – Participants reflect on course content, strategy implementation, and their personal learning experiences.

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