This course is the second in a sequence of three mathematics content courses for students seeking certification for EC-6 Generalist, Special Education, Bilingual Education, and 4-8 disciplines. This course provides the conceptual framework for increased understanding and application of rational numbers, probability and statistics in a problem solving setting.
"These courses should
be designed to ensure that the material is understood by the students
at a deeper level than would be the case if they took a more traditional
mathematics course....the material should be presented as much as possible
in a form that connects to the ways in which the subject comes up in
the elementary classroom....the courses should be such that they motivate
and engage students who have come to fear mathematics and mistrust their
own abilities to understand it al all. Finally, the course should involve
opportunities and requirements for communicating understanding of mathematics"
(Jonker, PRIMUS, 2008).