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MTT 570 : Foundations of Arithmetic for K-8 Teachers

Credits: 3

Course Description: The foundations of Arithmetic for K-8 teachers course for elementary and middle school teachers examines several domains. The main categories of the of the Common core and MA Frameworks will be addressed, including Algebraic Thinking, Number and Operations for both Base 10 and Fractions, Measurement, Geometry, and Probability. In addition, basic Number Theory topics will be examines, such as factors and multiples, and well as divisibility tests, at both practical and abstract levels. The course also examines concepts of proportional reasoning, place value, and elements of arithmetic that teachers need to be aware of when supporting students' conceptual understanding of algebra. This course will provide teachers with a deep, yet flexible understanding of the mathematical structures that form the foundation of K-8 mathematics.



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