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Math: Teaching for Understanding (Grades K–6)

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Overview / Abstract:

With this course, you will learn how to deliver high-quality, engaging mathematics instruction while developing your own understanding of foundational mathematics concepts. You will examine methodology to assist students in absorbing new ideas, calculating efficiently and accurately, as well as formulating alternative solutions. Also addressed are the five primary content areas of elementary mathematics including communication and problem-solving. These processes are applied to the five primary content areas of elementary mathematics: number and operations, geometry, algebra, measurement, and data analysis and probability.

Teaching Tangibles
Explore current changes in elementary mathematics instruction.
Examine standards set forth by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Learn how to eliminate apprehension and frustration often associated with math.
Develop instructional activities and assessments that facilitate effective problem-solving skills.
Help your students connect mathematics with other content areas.
Discover meaningful ways to teach such topics as geometry, algebra, and numbers and operations.


Oct 16, 2020


Education (K-12)





Credits / Hours

3 semester hours

Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Liping Ma, Ph.D.

Dr. Ma is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. She is the author of Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics: Teachers’ Understanding of Fundamental Mathematics in China and the United States, which examines a comparative study on the mathematical understanding of U.S. and Chinese elementary school teachers.

Janet Scheer, Ph.D.

As the executive director of Create A Vision, Dr. Scheer serves as a mathematics consultant and conference presenter for organizations throughout North America and Europe. She has taught extensively at both the elementary and secondary levels, and she is a former professor of mathematics education at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Dr. Scheer has authored numerous books, articles, and a K–6 textbook series to share her comprehensive expertise in practical, research-based strategies for teaching math for understanding.

Diana Steele, Ph.D.

Dr. Steele is an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Northern Illinois University. She has written numerous articles for educational journals, including Teaching Children Mathematics, Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, and Focus on Learning Problems in Mathematics. Dr. Steele has also been a presenter at national meetings for several organizations, including the American Educational Research Association, the Research Council for Mathematics Learning, and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

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Canter and Associates, LLC

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