For students who are involved in a curriculum for elementary teachers. Topics include rational numbers, proportional reasoning, algebraic reasoning. Also, topics from geometry including Van Hiele levels of understanding, definitions of geometric concepts, measurement, conversions between units, concepts of perimeter, area and volume, derivations of formulas, flat patterns and symmetry. Addresses two aspects of teaching children mathematics – content and pedagogy – focused on Michigan Department of Education Standard for the Preparation of Teachers of Lower Elementary (Pre-K – 3), Upper Elementary (Grades 3 – 6), and Middle Grades (Grades 5 - 9). Also, addresses concept development, algorithms, children’s mathematical work, communication skills--both oral and written--important for teaching children, and problem-solving skills.
- Category 3: Mathematics (Quantitative Literacy Track)