Research in Cognitive Neuroscience suggests not only ways to build on the innate mathematical abilities that nearly all students bring to their first years of schooling, but it also suggests ways to continue building over the years from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. This course introduces research on brain development at Preschool, Kindergarten, Preadolescent, and Adolescent ages and its implications for both how students can learn math, and how teachers can facilitate learning math. These methods emphasize deep understanding through direct experience that extends the students' prior knowledge. The texts provide many well-researched suggestions on optimizing instruction at all levels, while remaining cognizant of the demands placed by Common Core on teachers' time and choices. This course also addresses anticipated problems and ways to overcome them, including teaching strategies, to better understand different learning strengths and skill levels.
This course is applicable towards the following certificate(s):
*Health and Human Development
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