This course is designed to explore early childhood mathematics concepts with a focus on number. Participants will explore critical learning experiences necessary to build a strong foundation in mathematical understanding. Specific topics to be covered include counting and cardinal meaning of number, number relationships, place value, and additive thinking. Throughout the course, teachers will engage with learning activities that build conceptual knowledge. Furthermore, teachers will work with problem solving and assessment tasks that reveal common student misconceptions. Through the examination of videotapes, articles, and student work, teachers will create solutions to revealed misconceptions, and design appropriate instructional plans for moving children to a deeper level of understanding. This course is aligned to the 2011 Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for Mathematics.
4 Graduate Credits optional through Endicott College for an additional $240
NOTE: Though any teacher may apply, priority will be given to teachers who are employed by high needs districts.