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COURSE NUMBER: EDUC250
COURSE TITLE:Math/Science for Young Children
DIVISION:Liberal Arts
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:135
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Students will become acquainted with basic mathematics and science concepts and will learn how to introduce them to young children through innovative methods, including songs, games, and flannel boards.

PREREQUISITES:
Placement into ENGL121.

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Identify the concepts children are developing surrounding math and science through developed lesson plans.
  • Explain the purpose of the principles for school mathematics and identify the stages of the learning cycle for young children through textbook readings.
  • List and define the three types of learning experiences and aware of variations in individual and cultural learning styles and the need for curriculum integration through guided discussions.
  • Explain the steps in planning concepts experiences for young children.
  • Explain how to find the child’s level of concept development.
  • Understand how to record, report, and evaluate using naturalistic/performance-based assessment through video observations.
  • Identify the major areas of science instruction and develop lessons using a variety of science, comparing, measuring, classifying, and predicting through creative games and activities planned for young children.
  • Apply problem-solving strategies to lessons designed for young children.
  • Use data collecting and analysis as a basis for designing and teaching science lessons.
  • Identify naturalistic, informal, and structured activities surrounds: one-to-one correspondence, classifying, comparing, shape, spatial sense, part/whole relationships, ordering, Seriation, patterning, measurements, graphing, number symbols, operations with whole numbers, and fractions through class presentations and graded exams.
  • Describe the concept of number sense and its relationship to counting.
  • Use dramatic play and thematic units and projects as setting for science investigations, mathematical problem solving, social learning, and language learning through evaluated small group presentations.
  • Develop structured and unstructured science learning activities with young children through developed activity plans.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  • Concepts Development in Math and science
  • Applying Fundamental Concepts
  • Integrating the Curriculum
  • Symbols and Higher Level Concepts
  • Concepts and Operations for Primary Grades
  • Investigations in Primary Science
  • Math and Science Environment

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
Charlesworth, Rosalind & Lind, Karen. (2007). Math and Science for Young Children (8th edition). New York: Wadsworth/Cengage Learning

See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:
A point system, based on the following criteria, will be used to evaluate the student’s performance in this class.

In-class activities 70 points
Class presentations 140 points
Activity plans/materials 175 points
Unit/presentation 140 points
Exams (3) 105 points
Final Exam 70 points

Total 700 points


644-700 pts 92-100% A
588-643 pts 84-91% B
532-587 pts 76-83% C
476-531 pts 68-75% D
Under 476 pts under 68% F

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STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2018

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