MATH-323   Teaching Mathematics Elem/Middle School

A discussion of the methods, pedagogy, and strategies for teaching mathematics in the elementary/middle school. Curricular issues, including discussion of various materials and the use of technology, will be tied to criteria for evaluation of such. Topics of assessment, state and national standards, and lesson development will be examined. The relationship of mathematics teaching and the Christian worldview will be discussed. Field experiences will allow students the opportunity to see the issues raised in the course in the setting of a school. Prerequisites: Mathematics 221, 222, Education 302.