You will need: Musser, Burger, Peterson: Mathematics for Elementary Teachers, 7th ed. NOTE THIS IS NOT THE CURRENT EDITION. Scientific calculator. Ruler. Protractor. Compass. Scissors.
Exams: September 16, October 9, November 16
Final exam: December 15, 8:00-10:00 am
The M4020 course in particular focuses on Probability, Statistics and Geometry.
Assignments will be due on Fridays, unless otherwise announced. Homework must be turned in on time, stapled if several pages, and have work shown to receive credit. Credit will not be given if these conditions are not met. Late homework loses a point for every class period it is late.
The course includes a practicum component, which is described below. All course materials must be collected in a portfolio.
Portfolio: Each student must collect all course work - graded homework, exams, class notes, and other items mentioned in class - in a portfolio, to be turned in for credit at the end of the semester. More information will come later.
Practicum: Each student will spend six hours in an elementary school classroom, three periods observing, and three periods presenting lessons to small groups of children. You are encouraged to select a different grade (differing by two or more) than you did in 4010. The topic you work on must be area or measurement. This classroom experience will be the subject of both assignments and class discussion, so observations should be completed by October 5 and lesson presentations before Thanksgiving. A typewritten evaluation of this experience is due on November 25. For more information about the practicum and practicum report, click here.
If you need extra copies:Grading: Midterms - 40%, Final - 25%, Portfolio - 5%, HW - 15%, Practicum Report - 15%.
You can find here the Utah elementary school core curriculum to see exactly where various notions are taught.Tentative schedule
Date | Section | Homework | Related materials |
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8/24 | 12.1 | 12.1B: 4,11,13,15-17 (due 8/28) | An online geoboard Table of shapes |
8/26 | 12.1-12.2 | 12.2B: 2,8,9,11,12 (due 9/4) | |
8/28 | 12.2 | Make two Venn diagrams - one for letters andone for numbers - diagramming horizontal, vertical, and rotational symmetry (due 9/4). | |
8/31 | 12.3-12.4 | 12.3B: 2,4,7-9,15, and color a map of the US with as few colors as possible (due 9/4) | Map coloring pages |
9/2 | 12.4 | 12.4B: 2-6, 12, 15 (due 9/11) | |
9/4 | 13.1 | 13.1B: 2,3,6,16,18,19,22 (due 9/11) | |
9/9 | 13.1-13.2 | 13.2B: 6a,7,11a,15,20,23,30,31 (due 9/18) | |
9/11 | 13.2 | Exam review: p. 635: 4,6,10; p. 636: 1-3,5,6,8-10,15,19,20,22; p. 707: 3,6; p. 708: 1,2,4-6,10,11,15,20 | |
9/14 | Review | ||
9/16 | Exam I | ||
9/18 | 12.5 | 12.5B: 4,6,7,10,15,17 (due 10/2) | Polyhedron nets |
9/21 | 13.3 | 13.3B: 1-6,8,9,14 (due 10/2) | |
9/23 | 13.3-13.4 | 13.4B: 1-4,6,10,14,19,25 (due 10/2) | |
9/25 | 13.4 | ||
9/28 | 13.3-13.4 | ||
9/30 | 13.3-13.4 | ||
10/2 | 13.3-13.4 | ||
10/5 | Observation discussion | ||
10/7 | Review | Review problems: pp 636-637: 1gij, 4, 11, 18; pp 708-709: 1cdh,9,18,19,21-23; pp. 771-772: 2,6,7,12-14,20 | |
10/9 | Exam II | ||
10/19 | 10.1 | 10.1B: 2,4-9,11-13,18-23 (due 10/30) | |
10/21 | 10.1-10.2 | ||
10/23 | 10.2 | 10.2B: 3-5,8,11,15,18-23 (due 10/30) | |
10/26 | 11.1 | ||
10/28 | 11.1-11.2 | 11.1B: 2-4,8,12,13,15,16,19 (due 11/6) | |
10/30 | 11.2 | 11.2B: 2,4,7,10,12,13,16,19 (due 11/6) | |
11/2 | 11.3 | ||
11/4 | 11.3-11.4 | 11.3B: 1,3,4,5,7,12,13,21 | |
11/6 | 11.4 | 11.4B: 8,9,13-15 | |
11/9,11/11 | 11.3-11.4 | Roulette activity | |
11/13 | Review | Review problems: p. 498: 1,4-6,9,13,14,21,22; p. 562: 1,4,5,7-10,18,22,23 | |
11/16 | Exam III | ||
11/18 | 14.1 | 14.1B: 1,2,4,5,7 (due 12/4) | |
11/20 | 14.2 | 14.2B: 1,2,5,7,11 (due 12/4) | |
11/23 | 14.3 | 14.3B: 1-5,8,12,17 (due 12/4) | |
11/25 | 14.4, Practicum due | 14.4B: 1,3,4,12,13,15 (due 12/4) | |
11/30 | 14.5 | ||
12/2 | Revisit ch. 12 | ||
12/4 | Revisit ch. 13 | ||
12/7 | Revisit ch. 10 | ||
12/9 | Revisit ch. 11 | ||
12/11 | Review | More problems for review: from Chapter Tests: p. 496: 10.1 #5,6; 10.2 #1-4 p 559ff: 11.1 #1,4; 11.2 #1,3; 11.3 #4,5; 11.4 #4,6 p633ff: 12.2 #3,4; 12.3 # 1,2; 12.4 #4; 12.5 #4 p705ff: 13.1 #7,8; 13.2 #2,4; 13.3 #4; 13.4 #4 p 769ff: 14.1 #3; 14.2 #4; 14.3 #1-7; 14.4 #1,2 |