-Still in Development-: Algebra for K-2
(MTH2551: Algebra for K-2)
The focus of this course is to provide strategies for K-2 teachers to explore the algebraic character of elementary mathematics that are present throughout the existing curriculum. Research shows us that given the proper conditions and activities elementary school children can reason algebraically and meaningfully use the representational tools of algebra. This course will focus on identifying previously overlooked opportunities to explore the algebraic character of early mathematics as well as investigating new and innovative methods of algebraic inclusion in the early childhood classroom. As a final product in this course participants will be participating in the creation of a collaborative unit of study.