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Catalog/Handbook 2017-18 
    
Catalog/Handbook 2017-18 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EEC 2226 - Introduction to the Principles of Math and Science for the Young Child


3 hours Lecture, 3 credits
Lower-Division College Credit
Prerequisite(s): Admission to Early Childhood Program
AA Elective: No
This course introduces the teacher candidate to principles of math and science that are necessary for early childhood instruction. Candidates examine the content necessary to teach mathematical principles such as cardinality and counting, classification and sorting, balance, shapes, non-standard measures, and numerical representations. An introduction to the process skills of science is included, enabling teacher candidates to help students think scientifically in environmental science, life science, and physical science arenas. In addition, this course acquaints the teacher candidate with resources and principals involved in guiding young children to understand and enjoy mathematics and science. Candidates apply and integrate science and mathematics content into activities through the use of centers, cooperative learning, hands-on manipulation, and discovery-type experiments.



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