Syllabus

 

 

Schedule—MWF Classes

 

 

Schedule—Summer Semester

 

 

 

 

Lecture Notes

 

 

 

 

 

Copies of Old Tests

Test 1

Test 2

Test 3

Quiz

 

 

 

Assignments

1

2

3

 

 

Journal Entries

 

 

Problems

Number 1

Number 2

 

 

 

 

 

Math 2008-01 & 03

Spring 2012

MWF 9-9:52 & 10:00-10:52—Room Boyd 307

TEXT: Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers, by Billstein, et al., Tenth Ed.

Professor: Dr. Sheila Rivera

Office BB – 210

Phone 678-839-4141

e-mail: srivera@westga.edu

web page: http://www.westga.edu/~srivera

 

 

Office Hours

                                   

 

Hour

 

 

 

Monday

 

Tuesday

 

Wednesday

 

Thursday

 

Friday

8:30

Office Hours

Office Hours

Office Hours

9:00

Math 2008-01

 

Math 2008-01

 Math 2008-01

10:00

Math 2008-03

 

Math 2008-03

Math 2008-03

11:00

Office Hours

 

 

 

Office Hours

 

 

 

Office Hours

 

12:00

 

Office Hours

 

 

 

Office Hours

 

 

 

Office Hours

 

1:00

 

Math 1413-02

 

 

Math 1413-02

 

 

Math 1413-02

2:00

 

Office Hours

(2-2:45)

 

 

Office Hours

(2-2:45)

 

 

Office Hours

(2-2:30)

 

 

 

 

Description of Course Content

 

Following completion of the course, the student will demonstrate:

1.    an understanding of the standard vocabulary and notation of elementary mathematics;

2.    an understanding of the development of number systems from the whole numbers to integers, then the rationals and reals;

3.    an understanding of operations, algorithms, place value, elementary number theory;

4.    an ability to apply concepts of fractions, decimals, percents, ratio, and proportion in problem-solving situations;

5.    an appreciation for mathematics from an historical perspective; and,

6.    a better understanding of the uses of a variety of manipulatives and other material for the P-8 level.

 

Rating

 

     There will be 3 tests @ 100 points each, a project worth 100 points (we will talk about this later on in the semester), a quiz worth 50 points, and a comprehensive final worth 150 points. The total possible points earnable will be 600.  Grades will be assigned on a point scale format:

A = 600-540

B = 539-480

C = 479-420

D = 419-360

F = 359-0

THE USE OF CELL PHONES DURING EXAMS IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

 

Attendance Policy

 

     Attendance is mandatory to do your best in the course.  I will attempt to take the roll daily.  If you miss more than 3 times (prior to the last day to drop with a W) you will automatically be dropped from the course and given a grade of WF.

          If you miss a test you will make that test up on the final exam.  No early, late or make up exams will be given. 

          Cheating of any kind of conduct that disturbs or disrupts the class will not be TOLERATED.  If you cheat on an exam or project you will receive a grade of F.  

 

THE DEADLINE TO DROP THIS CLASS WITHOUT PENALITY (YOU RECEIVE A W) IS March 2nd . 

 

 

 

 

MATH 2008

SPRING 2012

 

FOUNDATIONS OF NUMBER SYSTEMS PROJECT

 

You will create a portfolio that will consist of two parts (described below).  The project will be due on or before the week of final exams.  Anything turned in after that will receive a 10 point penalty.  Each section is expected to be neat and well organized, incorporating spelling and grammar.

 

Part One

 

The first part of the project consists of six assignments each worth 15 points.  These assignments should be typewritten (12 font-New Times Roman).  Margins should be 1 inch (top, sides, and bottom).  The length of these assignments is not set specifically but should be longer than half a page.  These should be long enough such that thorough problem statements and explanations are given.  Due dates are located elsewhere.

 

TOTAL: 90 points

         

Part Two

 

The second part of the project consists of one resume and one teaching philosophy paper.  The resume should consist of actual events you have experienced OR it should project what you expect to experience in the near future.  The resume should be at least one typewritten page (12 font) and should have professional qualities.  The resume is worth 5 points.  The teaching philosophy is your belief(s) about teaching/learning and should include something about the teaching/learning of mathematics.  (EX: I have a belief that some people learn better when taught with visual aids—this is part of my teaching philosophy).  This paper should be at least one typewritten page (12 font-Times New Roman—double spaced, and have 1 inch margins along the sides, top, and bottom).  The teaching philosophy is worth 5 points.  The grading scheme is given below.  Due dates are located elsewhere.

 

Resume/Teaching Philosophy grading scale:

 

5 point Resume:

 

3 points—resume should have professional qualities—correct length, typewritten, bullets, headings, etc.

1 point—resume should be free of grammatical errors, spelling errors, etc.

1 point—resume is turned in by the due date

 

5 point Teaching Philosophy paper:

 

3 points—paper should be free of grammatical errors, spelling errors, etc. and should be the correct length, font, and margins

2 points—paper is turned in by the due date

 

TOTAL: 10 points

 

 

GRAND TOTAL: 100 points