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EDC 732: Understanding and Documenting Young Children's Concepts of Mathematics and Art, Birth to Grade 2.

6 hours, 6 credits. Exploration of the diverse ways in which infants, toddlers, and young children develop an understanding of mathematical concepts and the appreciation and creation of art in family, early care, and school settings. Study of approaches to formal and informal documentation and assessment of children's development in mathematics and art to insure the continuous development of problem-solving processes and expression of ideas in both mathematics and art. Construction of meaning through a variety of instructional opportunities that support the intellectual and social development of diverse learners, using appropriate tools from media and technology, concrete materials, drawings and diagrams, analogy, and modeling. Requires fieldwork with children, action research, and an academic portfolio. PREREQ: Successful completion of Competency Area I and Step 2.

Last modified: 3/11/2014