ED 4V95 -501 Spring 2006 Math Concepts for Teachers

The University of Texas at Dallas Julia Haun Office hours by appointment Course Description

email: Julia.Haun@utdallas.edu Tuesday: 7:00 - 9:45 p.m. CBW 1.206

The primary objective of this course is to examine how to facilitate the learning of mathematics in grades Kindergarten through eight so that students are actively involved in their own learning. Teachers will be encouraged to become actively involved in visualizing mathematical concepts, solving problems, performing mental calculations, using manipulatives, and employing mathematical models to realize that mathematics is a way of thinking rather than a collection of rules. The content is designed to reflect the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Principles and Standards for School Mathematics and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Mathematics (TEKS), Grades K-8. The content and pedagogy for problem solving; whole numbers; number theory; integers; fractions and decimals; pre-algebra; probability; geometry; and measurement will be examined. Required Textbooks Albert B. Bennett, Jr. And L. Ted Nelson, Mathematics for Elementary Teachers, a Conceptual Approach, 6th edition TExES Domains and Competencies - This content of this course relates to the following domains and competencies assessed on the TExES (Texas Examination of Educator Standards) indicated. Generalist EC-4 Domain II - Mathematics, Competencies 013, 014, 015 Generalist 4-8 Domain II - Mathematics Competencies 010 - 025 Mathematics 4-8 Domain 1 - Competencies 001-003 Domain 2 - Competencies 004-007 Domain 3 - Competencies 008-011 Domain 4 - Competencies 012-014 Domain 5 - Competencies 015-016

Course Requirements In order to receive a passing grade in this course, each student must: 1. Participate in class. 2. Complete all tests. Method of Evaluation Homework will be assigned for each section and reviewed at the beginning of each class. A weekly quiz will be given over the homework assigned. The top five quiz grades will be used to determine the quiz average. Three examinations will be given. Each exam will reflect the content of the problems or activities that have been assigned or discussed as a part of the course and problems from the text chapter tests. Completion of the homework will be your best preparation for the exams. Missed exams will be rescheduled at the discretion of the instructor. Grading: Quizzes Test 1 Test 2 Test 3 100 points 100 points 100 points 100 points

The cumulative point total for the quizzes and tests is 400 points. The following point scale will be used to determine your final grade.

Grade A+ A AB+ B B-

Points 388 - 400 376 - 387 360 - 375 348 - 359 336 - 347 320 - 335

Grade Points C+ C CD+ D DF 308 - 319 296 - 307 280 - 295 268 - 279 256 - 267 240 - 255 Below 239

Academic Dishonesty - I will follow all university policies related to academic dishonesty defined and described in Title V, Rules on Student Services and Activities, of the University's Handbook of Operating Procedures. Copies of these rules and regulations are available to students in the Office of the Dean of Students. Americans with Disabilities Act - Individuals requiring special accommodation should contact me after class.

Spring 2006 ED4V95 -501 - Math Concepts for Teachers Dates January 10 Section Number Problem Solving Sections 1.1, 1.2 Homework Quiz Sets, Functions, and Reasoning Sections 2.1, 2.2 Last day to drop without a "W" (1/25) Homework Quiz Whole Numbers (Addition & Subtraction) Sections 3.1, 3.2 Homework Quiz Whole Numbers (Multiplication & Division) Sections 3.3, 3.4 Homework Quiz Number Theory Sections 4.1, 4.2 Integers and Fractions Section 5.1 Test Number 1 Chapters 1 - 4 February 21 Homework Quiz Integers and Fractions Section 5.2, 5.3 Homework Quiz Decimals: Rational and Irrational Numbers Section 6.1, 6.2 Homework Quiz Decimals: Rational and Irrational Numbers Sections 6.3 (Last day to withdraw WP or WF - 3/16) Measurement Section 10.1 Test Number 2 Chapters 5 - 6 Homework Quiz Measurement Section 10.2, 10.3 Homework Quiz Probability Sections 8.1, 8.2 Homework Quiz Geometric Figures Sections 9.1, 9.3 Test Number 3 Chapters 8 - 10 Assigned Problems

Julia Haun

1.1 - 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 17, 19 1.2 - 3, 5, 7, 9, 23, 27, 28, 29 2.1 - 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41 2.2 - 3, 5, 7, 11, 19, 21, 23 3.1 - 21, 23, 25, 27, 39, 41 3.2 - 15, 19, 21, 35 3.3 - 9, 11, 13, 33, 43, 45 3.4 - 1, 3, 5, 7a, 11, 19 4.1 - 3, 27 4.2 - 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 21, 25, 27 5.1 - 1, 3, 7, 9, 15, 17, 19, 21

January 17

January 24

January 31

February 7

February 14

5.2 - 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 25, 27, 39, 43, 45 5.3 - 3, 5, 11, 33, 35, 37, 49, 51 6.1 - 5, 7, 13, 23, 35, 37 6.2 - 3, 9, 29, 43, 45 6.3 - 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13

February 28

March 14

10.1 - 5, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 25

March 21

10.2 - 3, 9, 13, 15, 17, 21, 31 10.3 - 3, 5, 19, 21 8.1 - 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 13, 15, 17 8.2 - 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 25 9.1 - 7, 9, 11, 13 9.3 - 3, 5, 8, 9, 10 11, 27a, 28a Last day of class

March 28

April 4

April 11

April 18

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