EDUC 210 - Curriculum Seminar-Science and Mathematics for Young Children
Science and mathematics concepts appropriate to the developmental levels of young children will be presented and analyzed. The student will develop curriculum activities and test these activities with young children to determine their usefulness in promoting logical thinking through interaction with concrete materials. PREREQUISITE(S): EDUC 136 . Two hours each week.
2 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Identify the goals of major science and math set by the professional organizations such as NSTA and NAEYC.
- Create developmentally appropriate curriculum plans integrating math and science education.
- Discover the processes of math and science education for young children.
- Examine methods of assessment on the learning outcomes of science and math.
- Plan and demonstrate developmentally appropriate math activities for number concept, patterns, geometry, measurement, and data analysis.
- Create a unit based upon Process-Oriented-Inquiry.
- State the importance of learner differences and parental involvement.
- Develop a repertoire of activities, materials, methods, and resources for use in early childhood classrooms.
- Organize an appropriate learning environment to promote children’s learning.
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