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Teaching Elementary Math Conceptually: A New Paradigm

EDUC 600




Instructor: Kim Chappell

Grading: Graded

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $235

Class Offered Through Virtual Education Software, inc.

Course Description:

Welcome to Teaching Elementary Math Conceptually, an interactive computer-based instruction course designed to expand your methodology for teaching Mathematics. The course will explore an innovative teaching model that incorporates strategies for teaching concepts constructively and contextually. The goal is for you to gain a deeper understanding of the underlying concepts of various math topics and explore the principles of teaching those concepts to learners. This course will focus on the topics of number sense, basic operations, and fractions.

This computer-based instruction course is a self-supporting program that provides instruction, structured practice, and evaluation all on your home or school computer.  Technical support information can be found, in the Help section of your course.


1.  Expand conceptual understanding of number sense, basic operations, and fractions.

2.  Explore a conceptual model of teaching math.

3.  Develop skill in designing constructive learning experiences .

4.  Explore foundational mathematical principles.

5.  Investigate integrating conceptual teaching into curriculum.


Title: Teaching Elementary Math Conceptually: A New Paradigm

Author: Kim Chappell, Ed.D.

About The Instructor

Kim Chappell
Kimberly Chappell earned her Ed.D. from Argosy University, Eagan, MN in Instructional Leadership. She earned her M.S. from Walden University, Minneapolis, MN in Mathematics Education. Kimberly earned her M.Ed. From Columbia International University, Columbia, SC in Curriculum & Instruction and her B.A. she earned from University of Florida, Gainesville in Elementary Education. Kimberly was the recipient of "What's Working Well with School Reform in Kansas" award presented by the Kansas Goals 2000 Teacher Development Coalition, University of Kansas and has over 25 years teaching experience.

**Registration Instructions:

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