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Success from the Start – Teaching Mathematics

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3 Semester Credits

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Course Description

This course will examine the pedagogy of how students learn math in the elementary school setting under the recent Common Core guideline changes. By exploring effective teaching strategies and supportive practices in the classroom, the new or veteran teacher will benefit and improve methods. With new Common Core standards and a revolution in mathematical strategies, many educators find themselves in the middle of a generational shift in elementary delivery in the classroom. Expansion of mathematical pedagogy will be crucial to the next generation and through expansion of a broader mathematical process in the classroom. While geared towards elementary level math, educators of any age can benefit from the methodology of the presented concepts and apply it in their own area of mathematical expertise.

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3 Semester Graduate Credits

​Success from the Start – Teaching Mathematics

- 3 Graduate Credits -

Course Objectives

  1. Educators will have a working knowledge of the inherent differences in learning approaches between various mathematical methods in the classroom.
  2. Educators will analyze the underlining mathematical structures and properties and how they are best approached in the classroom.
  3. Educators will be able to demonstrate differentiation to meet a diverse student population and their needs. English Language Learners and Special Education needs will be addressed for best scaffolding practices.
  4. Educators will explain a clear understanding of which assessment best promotes student advancement.
  5. Teachers will write chapter reviews, research the topic and develop an application paper or lesson project activities that utilize the course content as it applies to classroom instruction and learning environments.

Credit Hours

3 Semester Credits (post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

Joseph C’de Baca MaEd.

Grade Type

Letter Grade

​Success from the Start – Teaching Mathematics

What Others Are Saying...

I would like to personally thank the individual or group who decided to offer courses that were very ideally fitting for educators. I am more excited about these courses than any professional development I have taken in over ten years. Thank you for thinking outside the box and offering courses that sound so fascinating and meaningful.” – Tina B. , Maryland
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I heard about this program through a friend. The courses were approved by the Virginia Board of Education” – M. Barry. Fairfax, VA
Thanks for the feedback on Part B of the coursework. I used it as part of a World Geography course, and it was a success, so I will make it a regular part of curriculum!…” – Carolyn P. Boulder, CO – Understanding Hispanic Students and Issues


(3 Semester Graduate Credits)

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