900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
The objective of the course is to present mathematics in a format that prepares teachers to teach elementary school mathematics. Teachers need a firm foundation in the theory of mathematics as it pertains to the elementary school curriculum. They also need ideas and methods for teaching that will generate interest and enthusiasm among the students. Topics to be covered will include problem solving, mathematics as a method of communication, mathematics as a method of reasoning, and specifics of elementary school mathematics such as whole number operations, geometry and spatial sense, measurement and estimation, fractions and decimals, and patterns and relationships.
General Studies Requirement Fulfillment: Quantitative and Analytical Reasoning
Prerequisite: Previous or concurrent enrollment in EDUC 305 or consent of instructor