Kelly MacArthur

Assistant Chair
Instructor Lecturer

Office: JWB 218
Email: macarthur@math.utah.edu

University of Utah
Department of Mathematics
155 S. 1400 E. JWB 233
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0090 USA

Math4010 Math for Elementary Teachers I
Spring, 2014


  • General Course Info

    • Syllabus

    • Course Outline (Schedule)

      Note: There is special tutoring set up for Math4010/4020 students offered in room #152 in the Math Center throughout the semester, during these hours: Mondays 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. and Tuesdays 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

  • Practicum


  • Portfolio


  • Homework Assignments

      Homework #1: (due Wednesday, 1/15)

    • Section 1.1: Assessment 1-1A #1-5 all, 7, 8, 10-15 all; Assessment 1-1B #8, 11, 13; Mathematical Connections 1-1 #1, 3, 7, 8

    • Reflection: Type a one-page or two-page (double spaced) reflection answering these questions. (1) What were your early experiences with math? (2) What were your best and worst experiences in a math class? (3) How did your math teachers affect your attitude toward math? (4) Why do you think math is important to learn, even if you may not use that specific formula or strategy much in the future?

      Homework #2: (due Wednesday, 1/22)

    • Section 1.2: Assessment 1-2A #1, 2, 4, 6, 8-10 all, 12, 13, 14; Assessment 1-2B #6, 8; Mathematical Connections #8, 9, 11, 12

    • Section 2.1: Assessment 2-1A #1-8 all, 10-14 all, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22-27 all; Assessment 2-1B #3-8 all, 11-13 all, 15, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25; Mathematical Connections #1, 3

      Homework #3: (due Wednesday, 1/29)

    • Section 2.2: Assessment 2-2A #1, 2, 3, 6-11 all, 14, 15, 16; Assessment 2-2B #3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16; Mathematical Connections #2-4 all, 8, 10, 12-14 all

    • Section 2.3: Assessment 2-3A #1-7 all, 9, 10, 11, 13-17 all, 19, 20; Assessment 2-3B #1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19; Mathematical Connections #1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 12, 14

    • Venn Diagram Exercises worksheet

      Homework #4: (due Wednesday, 2/5)

    • Venn Diagram Problems
      Class Data for Venn Diagram Problems

    • Section 3.1: Assessment 3-1A #1, 2, 4-10 all, 12, 14-19 all; Assessment 3-1B #1, 5, 8, 14, 18; Mathematical Connections #1, 2, 4, 7, 9, 12, 18

    • Section 3.2: Assessment 3-2A #1-7 all, 9, 11-14 all, 16, 17, 18, 21; Assessment 3-2B #2, 5, 7, 11-13 all, 17, 18; Mathematical Connectons #2, 4, 6-12 all

      Homework #5: (due Friday, 2/14)

    • HW5 Worksheets

    • Reflection Questions for Homework #5

    • Section 3.3: Assessment 3-3A #1, 2, 3, 5-10 all, 12, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 30; Assessment 3-3B #2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 15, 26, 30; Mathematical Connections #1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 10, 13

    • Section 3.4: Assessment 3-4A #1, 2, 4-8 all, 11-16 all, 18, 21, 22, 24; Assessment 3-4B #4, 8, 12, 15, 21, 22, 24; Mathematical Connections #2, 9, 10, 12, 13

      Homework #6: (due Wednesday, 2/19)

    • HW6 Worksheets

    • Other Questions for Homework #6

    • Reflection for Homework #6

      Homework #7: (due Wednesday, 2/26)

    • Section 3.5: Assessment 3-5A #1-6 all, 8-12 all, 14-19 all; Assessment 3-5B #3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 15, 18; Mathematical Connections #2, 4, 9, 11, 12

    • Practicum Observation Report--Type a one or two-page report (double-spaced) describing your insights from your practicum observations.

      Homework #8: (due Wednesday, 3/5)

    • Section 4.1: Assessment 4-1A #1,2 ,3, 6, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15; Assessment 4-1B #1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 12, 18; Mathematical Connections #1, 4, 5, 10, 12, 14, 19, 20

    • Section 4.2: Assessment 4-2A #1, 2, 6, 7, 10, 15, 19; Assessment 4-2B #1,2 , 3, 5-12 all, 14-17 all, 20; Mathematical Connections #1, 3, 4, 6, 12, 14, 16

    • HW8 Worksheets

      Homework #9: (due Friday, 3/21)

    • Section 4.3: Assessment 4-3A #1-6 all, 8-14 all, 16, 22; Assessment 4-3B #1-4 all, 6, 8, 9, 11, 16, 20; Mathematical Connections #2, 5, 8, 9, 14, 15

    • GCF/LCM Worksheets

    • Reflection for HW9: (1) Go to www.uen.org/commoncore and read through the "Parent Roadmap" documents for Kindergarten through first grade Math. (2) Go to www.corestandards.org/Math/Content and read through the mathematics common core for Kindergarten and first grade.
      Type a one page (double-spaced) reflection about any insights you have and what you learned regarding what's expected of students mathematically in those grades.

    • Section 5.1: Assessment 5-1A #1-11 all, 13-17 all, 20, 22, 25, 26; Assessment 5-1B #2-7 all, 11, 17, 20, 22, 25; Mathematical Connections #1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 13, 15

      Homework #10: (due Wednesday, March 26)

    • Section 5.2: Assessment 5-2A #1-9 all, 13-18 all, 20, 21, 23, 24, 28; Assessment 5-2B #1, 2, 3, 7, 13-17 all, 20, 21, 24, 28; Mathematical Connections #3, 6, 13, 14

    • Reflection for HW10: (1) Go to www.uen.org/commoncore and read through the "Parent Roadmap" documents for second through fourth grade Math. (2) Go to www.corestandards.org/Math/Content and read through the mathematics common core for second through fourth grade.
      Type a one page (double-spaced) reflection about any insights you have and what you learned regarding what's expected of students mathematically in those grades.

    • Section 6.1: Assessment 6-1A #1-13 all, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24; Assessment 6-1B #1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 12, 13, 17, 22; Mathematical Connections #1-3 all, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 17, 18

      Homework #11: (due Wednesday, April 2)

    • Section 6.2: Assessment 6-2A #1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 20, 22, 23; Assessment 6-2B #1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 21, 22; Mathematical Connections #1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 14, 16

    • Graph Paper Fractions Book Please read the entire book and print the pages that require work and turn in those pages of work to be graded. (The link to the book is in the Portfolio section of this web page.)

    • Reflection for HW11: (1) Go to www.uen.org/commoncore and read through the "Parent Roadmap" documents for fifth through sixth grade Math. (2) Go to www.corestandards.org/Math/Content and read through the mathematics common core for fifth through sixth grade.
      Type a one page (double-spaced) reflection about any insights you have and what you learned regarding what's expected of students mathematically in those grades.

    • Section 6.3: Assessment 6-3A #1-6 all, 8, 9, 10, 12-18 all, 22; Assessment 6-3B #1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 11, 12-15 all, 17, 18; Mathematical Connections #1, 2, 4, 5, 10-16 all

    • Fraction Arithmetic Worksheet (Please do this without a calculator so you can truly practice your arithmetic skills.)

      Homework #12: (due Wednesday, April 9)

    • Fraction Story Problems Worksheet

    • Section 6.4: Assessment 6-4A #1-4 all, 6-10 all, 12, 17, 18, 22; Assessment 6-4B #1-4 all, 6, 7, 8, 12, 15, 20, 21; Mathematical Connections #2, 4, 5, 7, 13, 14, 16

    • Portfolio In-Depth Problem

    • Reflection for HW12

    • Section 7.1: Assessment 7-1A #1-13 all, 18; Assessment 7-1B #1-7 all, 11, 15, 16; Mathematical Connections #5, 8, 13, 15, 16

      Homework #13: (due Wednesday, April 16)

    • Section 7.2: Assessment 7-2A #1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 12-16 all, 18-21 all, 24-27 all; Assessment 7-2B #1, 2, 3, 8, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19; Mathematical Connections #3, 6, 12, 13, 14

    • Section 7.3: Assessment 7-3A #1-4 all, 7, 8, 9, 11-16 all, 19; Assessment 7-3B #1, 2, 4, 11, 14, 15, 17; Mathematical Connections #1, 4, 11, 12

    • Reflection for HW13: On the first day of class, you answered these two questions. Answer these questions again at this time: (a) Write 4-6 adjectives that characterize your experience with math. (b) Describe your attitude toward math. Has there been any change for you? If so, describe what has changed and why. If not, describe why and what would make a difference for you.

    • Another Reflection for HW13: Go to this link and read the article. Also, watch the five-minute video (on page where the link sends you) regarding the article and its results. Type a one-page reflection about your thoughts after reading/watching this and include your personal teaching goal surrounding this important issue.

      Homework #14: (due Tuesday, April 22--turn into my office by 3:00 -- --p.m.)

    • Decimal/Percent/Simplifying Problems

    • Number System Problems

    • Section 7.4: Assessment 7-4A #1-15 all, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 26, 31; Assessment 7-4B #1-4 all, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 17, 19, 23, 24, 34; Mathematical Connections #1-5 all, 8, 21, 22, 24

    • Section 8.1: Assessment 8-1A #1-5 all, 7, 10, 11, 13, 20, 22; Assessment 8-1B #3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 20; Mathematical Connections #1, 3, 4, 6, 11, 13, 14, 15


    Class Notes

  • Exam Reviews

  • Final Exam Review
    Chapter 1 Review #7, 8, 12, 14, 15, 18
    Chapter 2 Review #2-5 all, 7, 9, 17, 18, 21, 22, 24, 28
    Chapter 3 Review #1, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 14, 18, 21, 22, 23, 28
    Chapter 4 Review #1, 3, 6, 12, 13, 14, 16, 19, 21, 22, 24
    Chapter 5 Review #3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 13
    Chapter 6 Review #1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 18, 20, 21, 22, 28, 34, 39, 40, 41
    Chapter 7 Review #2, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 17, 20, 21, 22
    Chapter 8 Review #1, 2, 3
    Previous Final Exam and the Key

    All the Quizzes from this semester, in one document

    Both Midterms from this semester

    Final Review Session Notes (from 4/28/14)