2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Apr 25, 2024  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ECED 225 Math/Science for Children (5 credits)

Prerequisite ECED& 105  with at least a 2.0 grad and concurrent enrollment in  MUSC 205  or ART 215 .

Course Description
A study of the cognitive development of young children and its application to mathematics and science conceptual development. Research, planning, and assessment of math and science curriculum and its application to the young child’s learning environment.

Student Outcomes
1. Identify and articulate rationale for appropriate content areas in math and science based on child development theories; explain the scope and sequence of math and science instruction for children birth through third grade.
2. Design and extend activities for children ages 0-8 that facilitate inquiry and problem-solving within specific science and math content areas that include multicultural perspectives and diversity in thought.
3. Use resources identified to plan and implement short learning activities in math and science for toddlers, preschoolers, and primary aged children that include research questions/math prompts, concepts, activity objectives, and hands-on materials.
4. Identify and apply curriculum to areas of content that involve ecological issues.
5. Apply state and national curriculum standards to lesson plans for math and science; differentiate plans for children with ability differences.
6. Identify assessment strategies for evaluating the cognitive growth of young children
7. Plan and present a written thematic unit that integrates hands-on materials, concepts, questions, and activities.
8. Articulate how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines are interrelated and are integral to supporting development across all disciplines and developmental domains.

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