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Springfield, Massachusetts


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EDUC 225

Development of Mathematical Concepts in Young Children

This course furthers the students understanding of mathematical concepts, with emphasis on the development of these concepts as they apply to young children. Current cognitive learning theory and instructional strategies for curriculum planning, implementation, and assessment in the early childhood classroom are examined, analyzed, and practiced. Developmentally appropriate curriculum and teaching methods/materials are emphasized. This course includes a 45 hour pre-practicum. The overall goal is for students to develop a theoretical framework that will inform their instructional decisions. The pre- practicum field experience allows students to integrate theory and practice in an Early Childhood placement

Units: 3.0