Cognitive Development and Mathematics   [Archived Catalog]
2022-2023 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

ED 348 - Cognitive Development and Mathematics

3 Credit(s)
This course focuses on the theoretical and practical aspects of teaching mathematics to students in a diverse classroom. In keeping with the cognitive theories of Piaget, Vygotsky, brain research, and Gardner, emphasis will be placed on the implications of a constructivist theory in terms of the role of the teacher, the classroom environment and student learning. Candidates learn how to actively apply cognitive theoretical content to the development of mathematics skills such as number and number relations, fractions, algebra, statistics and probability. The unique needs of English learners and children with special needs are addressed throughout the course. This course uses the CTC standards for the teaching and learning of mathematics (Math A to F) as a framework for creating developmentally appropriate, mathematics curriculum.