Measurement and Geometry: Building Conceptual Understanding in Young Children
Subject Area: Mathematics
Course Title: Measurement and Geometry: Building Conceptual Understanding in Young Children
Course Requirements: Video Program and Assessment
Course Description: In this course teachers are provided with a range of hands-on experiences useful in the classroom to assist students in building conceptual understandings in measurement. The activities develop concepts such as: making comparisons between objects by matching; comparing objects with non-standard units; comparing objects with standard units; and choosing suitable units for specific measurements.
Participants will gain awareness level knowledge about:
1. Current research finds regarding the session topic
2. Mathematical ideas supporting select measurement activities
3. Ways to foster teachers' content knowledge in mathematics
A certificate of completion will be awarded to participants who successfully complete the online assessment after viewing the video program.
Alignment with Standards:
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
Mid-continent Regional Educational Laboratory Standards
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Professional Development Points: 2
Additional points may be earned through completion of follow-up activities.
Additional Helps: Follow-up activities and resources
It is recommended that participants in the video course complete follow-up activities to deepen their knowledge and skills. When these activities are completed in accordance with local staff development guidelines, participants may be able to earn additional professional development credit. Contact your local staff development office for determining how you might receive credit for completing the video program and additional credit for completing follow-up activities.
Follow-up Activity 1: Plan a lesson
Follow-up Activity 2: Assess student progress
Follow-up Activity 3: Identify and share resources