Education 211: Teaching Elementary Math
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 Available Lessons: 127
 Average Lesson Length: 8 min

Eligible for Credit: Yes
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chapter 1 / lesson 1The Eight Standards of Mathematical Practice for Common Core
Course Summary
Education 211 has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. With this selfpaced course, you get engaging lessons, expert instructors who make even the most challenging education topics simple, and an excellent resource for getting a head start on your degree.to start this course today
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17 chapters in Education 211: Teaching Elementary Math
Course Practice Test
Check your knowledge of this course with a 50question practice test. Comprehensive test covering all topics
 Detailed video explanations for wrong answers
Course Objective
Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
differentiate math instruction, educate students on geometry and basic statistics, and teach algebraic thinking.
Grading Policy
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and become eligible for college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
Assignment  Possible Points 

Quizzes  100 
Proctored Final Exam  200 
Total  300 
Quizzes
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
 You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
 The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
 When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
 After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
 You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
 You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 90 points toward your final grade.)
 If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3day waiting period.
 You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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 Graphing calculators
Course Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
 Establish a classroom environment that is conducive to learning mathematics.
 Apply pedagogical knowledge in a math course.
 Create and employ assessments that test and prove students' learned knowledge.
 Define course standards and develop effective and engaging lessons for elementary math courses
 Outline curriculum that addresses course standards.
 Explain, demonstrate, and apply elementarylevel math concepts with realworld, educational examples.
 Choose appropriate instructional strategies for teaching a variety of math concepts.
 Assess different student learning styles and progress, and use the results to determine how to improve student achievement.
Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Format
Education 211 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 510 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely selfpaced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by ACE for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
 If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by ACE.
 Complete Education 211 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
 Take the Education 211 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
 Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
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Additional Information
Course Topics
Category  Objectives 

Instructional Strategies for Math Teachers  Explains how to teach math vocabulary and math facts. Discusses different forms of instruction and ways to educate students facing learning challenges. Describes strategies and techniques for the math classroom like the use of visuals, activities and questions. 
Understanding Math Standards  Defines Common Core standards, lists principles and standards of Common Core math instruction, and discusses the basics of teaching to course standards. 
Math Course Planning & Development  Examines ways to create math learning environments, syllabi for math courses, math curriculum, lesson plan templates and math lessons. Explains the threeway principle of mathematics, the basics of curriculum, instructional planning and the use of concept maps. 
Assessments for Teaching Math  Discusses types of assessments, qualities of good assessments, and ways to develop math assessments. Explains how to prepare and write clear directions for educational assessments, improve math instruction through assessments and collaborate with teachers on curricular and assessment issues. 
Educational Resources for Teaching Math  Details how educational resources like technology, drills, games, apps, manipulatives, word walls and other instructional materials can be used to teach math. 
Counting & Cardinality in the Classroom  Examines the basics of teaching kids numeration, number sense and how to count. Shares strategies for teaching and assessing number recognition. 
Teaching Mathematical Operations  Defines the properties of equality, regrouping in math, fact families and prime factorization. Explains how to teach factoring, use models to represent numbers and operations and write numerical expressions. 
Algebraic Thinking in the Classroom  Explores how to teach reasoning and sensemaking in math. Discusses estimation in math, Polya's fourstep problem solving process and how to recognize and solve math patterns. Describes the use of mental math games and activities for studying patterns and relationships. 
Teaching Base 10 & Fractions  Provides an overview of Base 10 blocks. Explains how to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions and mixed numbers, model fraction equivalents and use the number line for comparison purposes. Discusses how to use a place chart in the classroom and teach decimal and fraction operations. 
Teaching Standard & Metric Measurements  Describes standard unit of measurement, common unit conversions and how to perform basic operations with measurements. Lists techniques for converting units in the standard and metric systems. 
Teaching Time & Money  Provides an overview of elapsed time, and explains how to convert units of time. Describes how to solve problems with money, and offers strategies for teaching kids about money. 
Teaching Geometry Basics  Defines 2D and 3D shapes, and discusses ways to identify parallel and perpendicular lines in geometric shapes. Describes symmetry and vertices in polygons, and lists types of foursided polygons. Explains how to draw points, segments, lines and rays, and shares ideas for teaching geometry for the real world. 
Geometric Measurements in the Classroom  Offers games, activities, practice problems and strategies for educating students on the measurement of perimeter, volume, surface area, angles, and more. 
Teaching Graphical Data Identification  Explains how to read and interpret bar and line graphs, represent data through picture graphs, organize data with charts and graphs and use tables and graphs in the real world. 
Teaching the Coordinate Plane  Shares the definition of a coordinate plane, discusses ordered pairs on the coordinate plane, and offers coordinate plane activities and games. 
Teaching Basic Statistics & Probability  Describes how to select measures of center and variability for data and compare center and variability measurements of two data sets. Discusses central tendency and how to calculate mean, median, mode and range. Defines probability, theoretical probability and experimental probability. 
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Exam Steps
PreExam Checklist
Before taking the exam, all of the following requirements must be met:
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Completed all lessons in Education 211: Teaching Elementary Math course and achieved 100% Quiz Progress.  
Not attempted to take this exam within the last three days.  
Have available proctored exams in this month of membership.  
Have not taken this exam three times. (0/3)  
Complete the exam readiness quiz. 
Please meet all of the prerequirements in the PreExam Checklist in order to take the exam.
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3. Take Exam
The exam contains 50  100 multiple choice questions. You will have two hours to complete the exam, so don't start until you're sure you can complete the entire thing. And remember to pace yourself!
4. Get Exam Results
We will send you an email with your official exam results within 1 to 2 weeks. If you would like to raise your grade after receiving your exam results, you can retake quizzes with fewer than 3 attempts. You will then need to retake the final exam.
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