**EDU2104 The Teaching of Mathematics I**

Provides a foundation for the teaching of mathematics for students in grades K-8. Examines current theories related to the teaching of mathematics with a focus on examining mathematics content and the intersection of a conceptual understanding of school mathematics with best practices for teaching mathematics. Topics include mathematics content and pedagogy, the discourse of mathematics, the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, and trends in the teaching of school mathematics. Prerequisite: Must be admitted to the Transylvania Education Program or planning to apply to the education program in elementary education or middle grades education. IV