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Methods in Teaching Elementary Mathematics (EDCI 4550)

EDCI 4550 Methods in Teaching Elementary Mathematics is a three credit hour course. The course is designed to explore concepts, strategies, and methods including the use of technology used in teaching mathematics to elementary students. Emphasis is given to instructional and assessment methods that enable teachers to work with students’ abilities in order to build a foundation for increasing their understanding of mathematics for future academic success and college and career readiness. The course content is aligned with recommendations by the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Principles and Standards for School Mathematics and the Tennessee Academic Standards for Math.


Admission to Teacher Education
EDLI  3500 Methods for Teaching ELA-I
EDCI 3500 Instructional Strat. For Elem.                     

EDLI 4500 – Methods for Teaching English Language Arts-II
EDCI 4600 – Methods for Teaching Elementary Science
EDCI 2200 – Field Study in Education

Pedagogical Approach

Lecture, discussion boards, dropbox assignments, online resources, entrance ticket and exit ticket assignments (a.k.a. flipped classroom).

Learning Outcomes

  1. Prepare a document stating your beliefs and principles of numeracy based on research and practice.
  2. Develop a three-lesson segment that is based on one Tennessee Academic Standard for Mathematics in an assigned grade level.

The three-lesson segment must include the following:

  • plans for and assessessmet of academic language
  • plans for whole group instruction
  • plans for structured practice in small groups or as individuals
  • plans for formative assessments throughout the lesson
  • plans for one summative assessement aligned with the standard


Assess the three-lesson segment with the Universal Lesson Plan Rubric

Other Information

Key Assignment: Plan, implement, and assess a Three-Lesson Sequence Plan for Mathematics. Use the assigned lesson template with the assigned grade level.