Math and Science Methods

Course Description

Includes content, methods, and materials for teaching mathematics and science in an integrated elementary classroom. Strategies for implementing and assessing student achievement will be introduced.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the background and skills necessary to teach standards-based elementary math and science and to develop instructional materials so as to create a positive learning environment in the cross-cultural, linguistically diverse classroom.
  • Acquire skills through inquiry, the scientific method, to foster the ability of students to evaluate information, think analytically, and reach sound conclusions.
  • Acquire techniques to effectively use technology to access the core curriculum, integrate math and science across the curriculum, organize teaching, and investigate web resources.
  • Identify a list of websites that could be used to enhance mathematics and science instruction and to integrate math and science across the curriculum.
  • Properly identify students’ prior knowledge, select appropriate instructional objectives, and measure student progress.
  • Compare and contrast formal and informal methods to assess students’ needs and achievements, as well as an awareness of cultural and linguistic limitations of assessment practices and instruments.
  • Demonstrate classroom management strategies such as organizing and arranging a classroom, managing student work, and maintaining accountability as they relate to the teaching of mathematics and science.
  • Recognize the importance of fostering positive self-esteem in all students by providing suitable reinforcement and feedback.


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