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Mathematical Cognition and Children's Learning

PSYC 337
Spring 2011 not offered
Course Cluster: Service-Learning

Students will be introduced to the psychological study of children's mathematical thinking and learning through a variety of theoretical and experimental readings from laboratory--and school-based studies. Students will also review selected sections of grade-school mathematics textbooks from commonly used curricula to identify connections between particular theoretical viewpoints and their curricular implementations. The course will be presented in a combination lecture/discussion/service-learning format. Students will be required to observe mathematics instruction sessions for kindergarten and elementary school children and to assist children during their in-class work for two hours per week. Course work includes an integrative project in which students will draw connections among a specific theoretical position in research on mathematical cognition, its curricular implementation, and its application in practice.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation, Writing
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Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS PSYC
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)

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