ECE 224 - Preschool Mathematics
This course explores the methods and materials used to present developmentally appropriate mathematics concepts and skills to preschool children. Other topics include: the teacher’s role in the learning process; the role of the environment in the learning process; math literature; differentiated instruction; making math meaningful as well as; establishing and enhancing the connections between home and school.
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Distinguish between the concepts of classification, comparison and contrasting via class discussions, written assignments and presentations.
2. Identify the difference between rote counting, number identification and concept of quantity via class discussions, written assignments and presentations.
3. Define concepts of shape, size and time via class discussions, written assignments and projects.
4. Create developmentally appropriate math activities via class discussions, written assignments and presentations.
5. Recognize quality children’s math literature for preschoolers via class discussions, written assignments and presentations.
6. Generate interdisciplinary math activities via class projects, wirtten assignments and presentations.
7. Demonstrate the value of positive home-school connections in early education via the creation of a math bag that would be sent home to families to use.
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