Math 4010-002: Math for Elementary Ed Teachers
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I will be having office hours at the following times:
Monday 1:00-2:00 in room JWB332
Tuesday 3:30-4:30 (in the normal classroom)

Cameron Walters will be running a study session in room 152 in the Math Center at the following times:
Monday 2:30-4:00
Thursday 2:30-4:00

Syllabus

Practicum Details

Portfolio Details
In lieu of the newspaper articles, you should include 2 word problems for each chapter (2-8). The problems should test different concepts.

Final Project Details

Fractions Graph Paper Workbook

An interesting article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences entitled "Female teachers' math anxiety affects girls' math achievement". A more accessible summary can be found here.

Exam 1 Review Problems and (mostly) complete solutions

Exam 2 Review Problems and complete solutions. Errata below. If the errata below all looks like gibberish, please e-mail me and let me know!

  • I said this in the solutions, but I want to make it totally clear: Don't think about problem 21 as a fraction division problem. You don't know fraction division yet. Try to figure out how to do the problem by drawing diagrams and using what you know about fractions!
  • In 1c, the solution should be:
    [; \left(2^3\right)^5 = 2^{3\cdot 5} = 2^{15} ;]

    rather than a blank space followed by an incorrect answer. I got distracted mid-correction on that one.
  • The problem in 7a is incorrect. It should be base 9, not base 7.
  • 7b has an addition error. The answer should be 16004(8).
  • In 11a, I forgot to include the solution to the LCM.
    [; \textrm{LCM}(3073,2359) = \frac{3073\cdot 2359}{\textrm{GCF}(3073,2359)} = 1035601 ;]
  • In 11b, there's a sentence that reads "... since ____ is their greatest common factor." The big blank, obviously, should be a 7.

Final Review Problems and complete solutions

  • In problem 19, everything should be base 4.
  • On problem 29 I forgot to mention that 6 of Albert's friends are not horrible people.
  • On the solutions to problem 4a I did 4/3-5/3 instead of the correct problem.
  • In the solution to 8a, everywhere you see "51" pretend it says "26".
  • In 19c there should be two dots in the rightmost column of the first three diagrams rather than one. They mysteriously reappear in the fourth diagram.
  • The answer to problem 16 is 15717, not 14717.

Worksheets

Worksheets will be posted here.

Date PDF
January 12 Lecture and worksheet
January 14 Lecture and worksheet
January 19 Worksheet
January 26 Worksheet
February 2 Worksheet
February 9 Worksheet
February 25 Worksheet
March 4 Worksheet
March 11 Worksheet
April 8 Worksheet
April 13 Worksheet
At some point you should re-create the table and Venn diagram on this worksheet, adding integers, rational numbers, real numbers, and irrational numbers.

Homework

All homework problems are from the book, unless otherwise specified. I recommend you spend as much time as necessary to get them right. Practice is the only way to learn math.

Also, be warned that though the assignments are given on Tuesdays, they will sometimes include material to be covered Thursday. Don't get discouraged if you can't finish the last few problems initially.

Some of these homework assignments are quite long. They are mainly meant to provide you with mechanical proficiency, so if you are short on time, focus on the exercises instead of the problems. You'll have time to do problems in class.

Date Due Problems
January 19 2.1A: 1-5, 7-10, 12-14, 18, 19, 20, 31, 36
February 2 2.2A: 1,4-13, 15, 18, 19
2.2B: 8-12, 14, 18
2.3A: 1-5, 7, 9-14, 17, 18, 21, 22
2.3B: 22, 23
February 9 3.1A: 1-8, 10-14, 18-19
3.1B: 8, 12, 13
February 16 3.2A: 1-9, 1,, 12, 14, 17, 20, 22, 28
3.2B: 1, 2, 14, 15, 19
4.2A: 1-3, 5, 7, 11, 23
February 25 4.2A: 15-18, 20, 31
4.2B: 1, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 23
March 2 3.3A: 1-9, 11, 12
3.3B: 6, 7, 9, 11
4.1A: 1-5, 7-11, 15, 16, 18
4.1B: 1-4, 9, 20, 38
March 9 5.1A: 2-9, 11, 17, 23, 34
5.1B: 2, 3, 9, 11
5.2A: 1, 4
March 16 5.2A: 6-9, 20
5.2B: 3, 4, 6-8
6.1A: 1-4, 6, 8-10, 13, 16-18, 20-22
6.2A: 1, 3-9, 11, 16-19, 21
April 1 6.3A: 1,2,4,8a-d,9a,b,d,e,20,22,25
April 13 7.1A: 1-5ab, 10ab, 12, 17abde, 19
7.2A: 1,4,5-7a, 10ab, 12, 16, 25, 26
7.3A: 1a-c,4,5,6,12,15,27
7.4A: 8, 15, 18-20, 25
April 20 8.1A: 3ab, 4abc, 5, 6, 9, 10, 14ad, 15, 19
8.2A: 1,3,4,6bc,7cde,9ab,15,20bc,27
April 27 9.1A: 1,2,5,10ab,13ab,15,17,19
9.2A: 1,2,3,7cde,15cde,16,19,22ab,23,37
This assignment won't be collected, but if you don't successfully complete it you're likely to lose a grade or so on the final.

Tentative Schedule

This is a tentative schedule of how the class will go for the rest of the semester. As it stands, it does not include the optional chapter 9 material, but it's probable that we will have a chance to spend at least a day on it. I will revise it as the semester goes on.

Week Material
1/12 and 1/14 Chapter 1: Problem solving
1/19 and 1/21 Section 2.1: Sets
1/26 - 1/28 Sections 2.2-2.3: Numbers and Number Systems
2/2 - 2/4 Section 2.4: Numbers and Relations
2/9 - 2/11 Chapter 3/4: Operations
2/16 - 2/18 Chapter 3/4: Operations / Exam 1
2/23 - 2/25 Chapter 3/4: Order of Operations
3/2 - 3/4 Chapter 5: Number Theory
3/9 - 3/11 Chapter 5: Number Theory
3/16 - 3/18 Chapter 6: Fractions / Exam 2
3/23 - 3/25 Spring Break
3/30 - 4/1 Chapter 6: Fractions
4/6 - 4/8 Chapter 7: Decimals
4/13 - 4/15 Chapter 8: Integers
4/20 - 4/22 Chapter 9: Rational Numbers
4/27 Review

Comment Form

This form is intended to give you a chance to give me anonymous suggestions, comments, requests, or complaints about the class, without needing to come in and say them to my face, which I understand can be a bit terrifying at times.

If you have a complaint, please try to keep it specific and constructive. The less specific your complaint, the harder it will be for me to rectify it.