Spring 2013 not offered
|Certificates: Civic Engagement, The Study of Education|
|Course Cluster: Service-Learning|
Students will be introduced to the psychological study of children's mathematical thinking and learning through a variety of theoretical and experimental readings from laboratory and school-based studies. Students will also review selected sections of grade-school mathematics textbooks from commonly used curricula to identify connections between particular theoretical viewpoints and their curricular implementations.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Readings will be drawn from both primary research literature and from secondary sources in mathematical cognition and early math education research. Students will also work with selections from grade school mathematics texts used in local schools.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Frequent short essays on assigned readings, journal entries documenting service learning experiences, participation in class discussion, and a final written project with class presentation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
The course will be presented in a combination lecture/discussion/service-learning format. Students will be required to observe mathematics instruction sessions for kindergarten and elementary school children and to assist children during their in-class work for two hours per week. Course work includes an integrative project in which students will draw connections among a specific theoretical position in research on mathematical cognition, its curricular implementation, and its application in practice.
This is a service learning course.
Only one Wesleyan Univ. course can be taken as non-graded towards the major.