Mathematics and Teaching II
- Lecture/Discussion: 3
This course is a continuation of YC243. It further explores and examines the role of mathematics in elementary education. Possible topics include the position of mathematics in teaching and contemporary knowledge, different approaches to its teaching, the history of such teaching, educational policy in this area, the mathematics curriculum, the application of basic mathematical concepts, and the teaching of mathematics across the curriculum and its integration with other subjects. The mathematical concepts discussed will include number sense and numeration, measurement, geometry and spatial sense, patterning and algebra, and data management and probability. The course will include examples and case studies from the classroom.