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Developing Math Curriculum - Chapter Summary
Current and prospective educators interested in understanding how to develop math curriculum can benefit from this chapter. Bite-sized lessons examine the basics of curriculum, including how it is developed and what constitutes quality curriculum. Around-the-clock computer and mobile access enables you to review these lessons anytime to make studying for an exam or planning your curriculum convenient. Confirm your comprehension of the lessons by taking multiple-choice quizzes and a broader exam. After completing this chapter, you will be ready to:
- Define curriculum
- Outline the curriculum development process
- Explain how to identify the scope of curriculum development
- Detail the process of selecting age and skill level appropriate curriculum
- Discuss continuity, sequence and integration as elements of quality curriculum design
- Describe how standards and schedules can be used to create math curriculum
1. What is Curriculum?
Teachers are often asked to design or work with particular curricula, but rarely do we get a chance to talk about what curriculum actually is. This lesson gets you toward a definition and gives you a few key guiding points to work with.
2. What Is the Curriculum Development Process?
Curriculum development is an important aspect of teaching and learning. This lesson will guide you through the basics of the curriculum development process. You can apply what you learn in this lesson to a variety of content areas and age groups.
3. Identifying the Scope of Curriculum Development
Curriculum can be overwhelming if you as a teacher are unable to define its scope. In this lesson, you will learn to identify the scope of curriculum development and think about how the scope impacts your work within a curriculum.
4. How to Select Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum
Choosing material that is both age and skill-level appropriate can be tricky for any teacher. This lesson explains the concept behind selecting appropriate curriculum and shares methods of determining levels.
5. Continuity, Sequence & Integration in Quality Curriculum
In this lesson, you can learn about three major elements of quality curriculum design. Imagine examples of how to apply these ideas to the classroom, improving your ability to connect past, present, and future learning.
6. Using Standards to Create Math Curriculum
Before a teacher sets foot in the classroom, standards and curriculum must be set. In this lesson, we will discuss how to analyze the standards set for a grade level and plan a curriculum around them.
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Other chapters within the Education 211: Teaching Elementary Math course
- Understanding Math Standards
- Planning Math Instruction
- Instructional Strategies for Math Teachers
- Creating Math Learning Environments
- Assessments for Teaching Math
- Educational Resources for Teaching Math
- Counting & Cardinality in the Classroom
- Teaching Mathematical Operations
- Algebraic Thinking in the Classroom
- Teaching Base 10 & Fractions
- Teaching Standard & Metric Measurements
- Teaching Time & Money
- Teaching Geometry Basics
- Geometric Measurements in the Classroom
- Teaching the Coordinate Plane
- Teaching Graphical Data Identification