Topics: Problem solving, Mathematics, Elementary algebra Pages: 15 (1853 words) Published: February 1, 2013
|[pic] |Syllabus | | |College of Natural Sciences | | |MTH/213 Version 4 | | |Mathematics for Elementary Educators I |

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Course Description

This is the first course of a two-part series designed for K-8 pre-service teachers to address the conceptual framework for mathematics taught in elementary school. The focus of part one will be on real number properties, patterns, operations and algebraic reasoning and problem solving.


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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.

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|Week One: Mathematical Standards and Processes | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives |Explain the six principles of elementary school mathematics as defined by the National | | | | |Council of Teachers of Mathematics. | | | | |Explain the five mathematical process standards as defined by the National Council of | | | | |Teachers of Mathematics. | | | | |Apply problem solving strategies. | | | |Readings |Read Ch. 1 of A Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers. | | | | |Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings | | | |Participation |Participate in class discussion. |4 out of 7 days |3 | |Discussion Questions |Respond to weekly discussion questions. |DQ 1 due |2 | | | |Thursday, Day 3 | | | | |DQ 2 due | | | |...
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