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.

Syllabus
Practicum

Classroom Visit Permission Slip

Practicum Assignment

Observation Questions

Practicum Letter to Teachers/Principals

Example Practicum

Classroom Visit Permission Slip
Portfolio

Portfolio Assignment

Portfolio Assignment Cover
Sheet

Graph Paper Fractions Book (by Herb
Clemens, 1987 and then retyped by Michael van
Opstall around 2012)

Elementary Classroom Mathematics Book
List

Portfolio Number System Properties (from
a previous student)

Understanding of Numbers Across Grade Levels
(from a previous student)
 Proof that there are infinitely
many prime numbers

Portfolio Assignment
Homework Assignments
 Section 1.1: Assessment 11A #15 all, 7, 8, 1015 all;
Assessment 11B #8, 11, 13; Mathematical Connections 11 #1, 3, 7,
8
 Reflection: Type a onepage or twopage (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 12A #1, 2, 4, 6, 810 all, 12, 13, 14;
Assessment 12B #6, 8; Mathematical Connections #8, 9, 11, 12
 Section 2.1: Assessment 21A #18 all, 1014 all, 16, 18,
19, 20, 2227 all; Assessment 21B #38 all, 1113 all, 15, 16, 18,
21, 23, 25; Mathematical Connections #1, 3
Homework #3: (due Wednesday, 1/29)
 Section 2.2: Assessment 22A #1, 2, 3, 611 all, 14, 15,
16; Assessment 22B #3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16; Mathematical
Connections #24 all, 8, 10, 1214 all
 Section 2.3: Assessment 23A #17 all, 9, 10, 11, 1317
all, 19, 20; Assessment 23B #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 31A #1, 2, 410 all, 12, 1419
all; Assessment 31B #1, 5, 8, 14, 18; Mathematical Connections #1,
2, 4, 7, 9, 12, 18
 Section 3.2: Assessment 32A #17 all, 9, 1114 all, 16,
17, 18, 21; Assessment 32B #2, 5, 7, 1113 all, 17, 18;
Mathematical Connectons #2, 4, 612 all
Homework #5: (due Friday, 2/14)
 HW5 Worksheets
 Reflection Questions for
Homework #5
 Section 3.3: Assessment 33A #1, 2, 3, 510 all, 12, 14,
15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 30; Assessment 33B #2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 15, 26, 30;
Mathematical Connections #1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 10, 13
 Section 3.4: Assessment 34A #1, 2, 48 all, 1116 all,
18, 21, 22, 24; Assessment 34B #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 35A #16 all, 812 all, 1419 all;
Assessment 35B #3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 15, 18; Mathematical Connections
#2, 4, 9, 11, 12
 Practicum Observation ReportType a one or twopage report (doublespaced) describing your insights from your practicum observations.
Homework #8: (due Wednesday, 3/5)
 Section 4.1: Assessment 41A #1,2 ,3, 6, 8, 12, 13, 14,
15; Assessment 41B #1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 12, 18; Mathematical
Connections #1, 4, 5, 10, 12, 14, 19, 20
 Section 4.2: Assessment 42A #1, 2, 6, 7, 10, 15, 19;
Assessment 42B #1,2 , 3, 512 all, 1417 all, 20; Mathematical
Connections #1, 3, 4, 6, 12, 14, 16
 HW8 Worksheets
Homework #9: (due Friday, 3/21)
 Section 4.3: Assessment 43A #16 all, 814 all, 16, 22;
Assessment 43B #14 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 (doublespaced) reflection about any insights you have and what you learned regarding what's expected of students mathematically in those grades.
 Section 5.1: Assessment 51A #111 all, 1317 all, 20, 22,
25, 26; Assessment 51B #27 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 52A #19 all, 1318 all, 20, 21,
23, 24, 28; Assessment 52B #1, 2, 3, 7, 1317 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 (doublespaced) reflection about any insights you have and what you learned regarding what's expected of students mathematically in those grades.
 Section 6.1: Assessment 61A #113 all, 16, 17, 18, 23,
24; Assessment 61B #1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 12, 13, 17, 22; Mathematical
Connections #13 all, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 17, 18
Homework #11: (due Wednesday, April 2)
 Section 6.2: Assessment 62A #1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 13,
14, 15, 20, 22, 23; Assessment 62B #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 (doublespaced) reflection about any insights you have and what you learned regarding what's expected of students mathematically in those grades.
 Section 6.3: Assessment 63A #16 all, 8, 9, 10, 1218 all,
22; Assessment 63B #1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 11, 1215 all, 17, 18;
Mathematical Connections #1, 2, 4, 5, 1016 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 64A #14 all, 610 all, 12, 17,
18, 22; Assessment 64B #14 all, 6, 7, 8, 12, 15, 20, 21;
Mathematical Connections #2, 4, 5, 7, 13, 14, 16
 Portfolio InDepth Problem
 Reflection for HW12
 Section 7.1: Assessment 71A #113 all, 18; Assessment 71B
#17 all, 11, 15, 16; Mathematical Connections #5, 8, 13, 15, 16
Homework #13: (due Wednesday, April 16)
 Section 7.2: Assessment 72A #1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 1216 all,
1821 all, 2427 all; Assessment 72B #1, 2, 3, 8, 13, 14, 15, 18,
19; Mathematical Connections #3, 6, 12, 13, 14
 Section 7.3: Assessment 73A #14 all, 7, 8, 9, 1116 all,
19; Assessment 73B #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 46 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 fiveminute video
(on page where the link sends you) regarding the article and its
results. Type a onepage reflection about your thoughts after
reading/watching this and include your personal teaching goal
surrounding this important issue.
Homework #14: (due Tuesday, April 22turn into my office by 3:00  p.m.)

Decimal/Percent/Simplifying Problems
 Number System
Problems
 Section 7.4: Assessment 74A #115 all, 18, 19, 20, 21,
23, 26, 31; Assessment 74B #14 all, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 17, 19, 23,
24, 34; Mathematical Connections #15 all, 8, 21, 22, 24
 Section 8.1:
Assessment 81A #15 all, 7, 10, 11, 13, 20, 22; Assessment 81B #3,
4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 20; Mathematical Connections #1, 3, 4, 6, 11, 13,
14, 15
Homework #1: (due Wednesday, 1/15)
Class Notes
 1.1 Pre Notes and 1.1 Post Notes
 1.2 Pre Notes and 1.2 Post Notes
 2.1 Pre Notes and 2.1 Post Notes
 2.2 & 2.3 Pre Notes and 2.2 & 2.3 Post Notes
 3.1 & 3.2 Pre Notes and 3.1 & 3.2 Post Notes
 3.3 & 3.4 Pre Notes and 3.3 & 3.4 Post Notes
 3.5 Pre Notes and 3.5 Post Notes
 4.1 & 4.2 Pre Notes
and 4.1 & 4.2 Post Notes
 4.3 Pre Notes and 4.3 Post Notes
 5.1 Pre Notes and 5.1 Post Notes
 5.2 Pre Notes and 5.2 Post Notes
 6.1 Pre Notes and 6.1 Post Notes
 6.2 Pre Notes and 6.2 Post Notes
 6.3 Pre Notes and 6.3 Post Notes
 6.4 Pre Notes and 6.4 Post Notes
 7.1 Pre Notes and 7.1 Post Notes
 7.2 & 7.3 Pre Notes and 7.2 & 7.3 Post Notes
 7.4 Pre Notes and 7.4 Post Notes
 8.1 Pre Notes and 8.1 Post Notes
 Section 1.1: Assessment 11A #15 all, 7, 8, 1015 all;
Assessment 11B #8, 11, 13; Mathematical Connections 11 #1, 3, 7,
8
Exam Reviews
 Midterm 1 Review (This test covers chapters
12, and sections 3.13.4.) Jeopardy
Review
Midterm 1 Review Questions (From class)
 Midterm 2 Review (This test covers chapters
46, and section 7.1)
Midterm 2 Review
Review Sessions: Wednesday, April 9, (in our usual class)
Thursday evening, April 10, 78 p.m., in LCB121
Friday morning, April 11, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., in JWB333
Midterm 2 Review Questions (from class)
 Midterm 1 Review (This test covers chapters
12, and sections 3.13.4.) Jeopardy
Review
 Final Exam Review
Chapter 1 Review #7, 8, 12, 14, 15, 18
Chapter 2 Review #25 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)