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Math 200801 & 03
Spring 2012
MWF 99:52 &
10:0010:52—Room Boyd 307
TEXT: Mathematics
for Elementary School Teachers, by Billstein, et al.,
Tenth Ed.
Professor: Dr.
Sheila Rivera
Office BB – 210
Phone
6788394141
email: srivera@westga.edu
web page: http://www.westga.edu/~srivera
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
problemsolving 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 P8 level.
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:
C = 479420
D = 419360
F = 3590
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 2^{nd} .
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
fontNew 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 fontTimes 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