EDSU 9038: Math Foundations in the Primary Classroom

Develop an in-depth understanding of the principles and topics for teaching mathematics in the primary classroom. Examine developmentally appropriate strategies for building the foundation for learning math. Construct a tool of meaningful standards-based activities. Create and implement differentiated math work stations that are aligned with curriculum and grade level standards and reflect on the outcome in the early childhood classroom.

Course Learning Objectives:

  • Examine and identify the core principles of teaching mathematics in the early childhood classroom.
  • Explore developmentally appropriate strategies for teaching mathematics.
  • Design and produce rich math lessons and activities aligned to curriculum and grade level standards.
  • Reflect on course learning how it will impact student achievement.

Course Relation to CCS or other Professional Standards
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standard Early Childhood Generalist:

  • Standard I: Using Knowledge of Child Development to Understand the Whole Child
  • Standard IV: Knowing Subject Matter for Teaching Young Children
  • Standard V: Assessing Children’s Development and Learning
  • Standard VI: Managing the Environment for Development and Learning
  • Standard VII: Planning for Development and Learning
  • Standard VIII: Implementing Instruction for Development and Learning
  • Standard IX: Reflect on Teaching Young Children
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Lindsey White

B.S. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education; M.S. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Certified in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education, and TESOL 9+ years as an elementary classroom teacher: 4th grade, Kindergarten, and Pre-Kindergarten Professional Achievements: National Board Certified Teacher, Student Teaching Fieldwork Liaison, Mentor for teaching interns, STEM Club sponsor

Lindsey is passionate about developmentally appropriate instruction in early childhood education
Lindsey’s primary purpose is to help teachers understand the foundations of early childhood education to bring into their own primary classrooms and set young students up for success
Lindsey’s personal interests include: traveling, kayaking, hiking, and yoga