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Course Description

This course is the second in a two-part series designed for K–8 preservice teachers to address the conceptual framework for mathematics taught in elementary school. The focus of Part Two will be on measurement, geometry, probability, and data analysis. The relationship of the course concepts to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards for K–8 instruction is also addressed.

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University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.

Course Materials

Billstein, R., Libeskind, S., & Lott, J. W. (2010). A problem solving approach to mathematics for elementary school teachers (10th ed.). Boston, MA: Addison-Wesley.

All electronic materials are available on the student website.

Week One: Data Analysis|

| Details| Due| Points|

Objectives| 1.1 Use appropriate statistical methods to analyze data. 1.2 Develop predictions based on data.| | | Course Preparation| Read the course description and objectives.Read the instructor’s biography and post your own.| | | Reading| Read Ch. 9 of A Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers.| | | Reading| Read Ch. 10 of A Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers.| | | Reading| Read the Associate Level Material: Using MyMathLab®.| | | Reading| Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.| | | Participation| Participate in class discussion.| | 10| Discussion Questions| Respond to weekly discussion questions.| | 10| IndividualMyMathLab® Orientation| Complete the Orientation Assignment located in MyMathLab®.| | 45|

Week Two: Probability|

| Details| Due| Points|

Objectives| 1 2.3 Apply basic concepts of probability.| | | Reading| Review Ch. 9 of A Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers.| | | Reading| Review Ch. 10 of A Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers.| | | Nongraded Activities and PreparationSpinner Activity| View the Spinner Activity Animation located on the student website.| | | IndividualText Problems 1| Complete Text Problems 1 located in MyMathLab®.| | 70| IndividualProbability Games| Resources: http://www.betweenwaters.comAccess to the Probability Games on the Between Waters website by using the following directions:Go to http://www.betweenwaters.comScroll down and click on Probability Games.Locate the Coin Flip and Dice Roll games.Click Play under each activity to play the games. Play both the Coin Flip and Dice Roll games. After you have played the games, write a 350- to 700-word paper describing your experience. Include the following in your paper:What did you learn about how probabilities are determined? What method might be the most difficult concept for children to learn and why? Post your paper as an attachment.| | 100| -------------------------------------------------

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Week Three: Introduction to Geometry|

| Details| Due| Points|

Objectives| 2...