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EDUC 3430. This course is designed to explain and connect the major concepts, procedures and reasoning processes of mathematics. Current research and trends in math education will be discussed to outline a teaching methodology that is conceptual, contextual and constructive. Activities are presented to explain underlying concepts and illustrate constructive teaching. The course has been divided into four chapters, each covering a math topic: number sense, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and fractions. Emphasis is placed on exploring how to develop mathematical understanding in learners.