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ECE 150
Math and Science for Early Childhood


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Focus on math and science for preschool and primary grade children. Students will learn how to create developmentally appropriate curriculum that will support young children in acquiring concepts and skills essential to basic understanding of math and science. Classroom activities will be introduced and concepts studied through inquiry based learning, note taking and discussion sessions. Recommended: READ 088

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Explain how young children develop and acquire mathematical and scientific knowledge.
  • Explain the science attitudes and process skills appropriate to preschool and primary age children and identify the major areas of science instruction.
  • State the fundamental math concepts and skills appropriate to preschool and primary age children and identify the major areas of math instruction.
  • Develop naturalistic, informal and structured learning activities for fundamental math and science concepts.
  • Demonstrate strategies and activities for developing math and science concepts and skills that promote, facilitate and extend learning for all children.
  • Develop a curriculum unit that includes a variety of science process skills and math operations and utilizes the six-step instruction model for planning concept experiences.
  • Create a math and science activity file that includes activities that represent the math concepts and primary science investigations introduced throughout the course.

  • Course Topics
  • Concept development in mathematics and science
  • Fundamental concepts and skills
  • Applying fundamental concepts, attitudes and skills
  • Symbols and higher-level activities
  • Mathematics concepts and operations for the primary grades
  • Using skills, concepts, and attitudes for scientific investigations in the primary grades
  • The math and science environment

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    ECE 150
    Spring 2012
    1086
    Michelle Reiff
    ECE 150
    Spring 2010
    1074
    Michelle Reiff


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
     
    X
    X
     
    X
     
    X
    X
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.