Math 107 Math for Elementary School Teachers: Real Numbers

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Website:
http://www.csudh.edu/math/mjones
You will find the syllabus and course assignments on
the website.

Office: NSM A-120 phone: (310) 243-2410

Office
Hours: Tu.

Th.

Th.

And by
appointment

**Text and Materials**: *Mathematics
for Elementary School Teachers*, Bassarear, Third Edition, Text and
Explorations Volumes, and Manipulatives Kit.

**Course Description**: This course is designed for you to learn the
mathematics of teaching elementary school.
As you will see, it takes more than knowing the algorithms of arithmetic
to be an effective elementary school teacher.
We will spend time learning to identify and evaluate the mathematical
thinking processes of students as well as learning to understand the standard
algorithms of arithmetic.

**Goals**: Students will understand

- how and why the
algorithms of the four basic operations work
- the significance of the
decimal/base 10 number system and its relation to other bases
- fractions and rational
numbers
- properties of numbers.

**Expected Outcomes**: Students will be able to

- use and explain at
least two algorithms for each of the four operations
- explain the base 10
number system and the importance of place value, be able to use base 10
manipulatives
- order fractions and
decimals, be able to convert between decimal, percent, and fractional
representations
- explain properties of
numbers such as even and odd, prime and composite, use properties to find
factorizations, and be able to construct arguments to establish other
properties

**Assessment**:

You
will be assessed in the following categories:

Homework 98 points

Log/Journal 100 points

Quizzes 240 points

Exams 320 points

Final __242 points__

Total 1000 points

** Homework** is assigned every Tuesday
and is due the following Tuesday. If you
cannot be in class, have someone turn your homework in for you or turn it in to
my office on the day it is due. Late
homework is not accepted. Full credit (7
points) is given if all work is completed and correct. A score of 6 points is given to work that is
complete but not all correct. A score of
5 points or fewer indicates that not all the homework was done.

** Log/Journal
Prompts:** There are two parts: your class participation

*Quizzes** *will
be given on the following days: January
27 (readiness quiz—not counted for your grade), February 8, March 8, March 22,
and April 26. Quizzes are 60 points each
and will last approximately 30 minutes and will be given near the end of class.

** Exams** will be given on the
following Tuesdays: February 22, April
12.

The
** Final**
will be given on Thursday, May 19,

**Grading Scale**: A: 92%
or better, A-: 88-91%, B+: 85-87%, B:
81-84%, B-: 78-80%,

C+: 75-77%, C:
71-74%, C-: 68-70%, D: 65-67%, F 64% or below

**Creating Conditions for
Successful Learning:** Research shows that one of the
most important factors determining success in math class is the amount of time
spent working on the material. This
applies to you in more than one way:

- be in class, every
class, and be on time,
- be prepared to
participate in group work and discussions every day so that class time is
not wasted, and
- aim to spend 1 hour every
day, not including class time, working on homework assignments, readings,
journals, and studying.

In
addition, you need to have:

- your assignments with
you and ready to turn in on the day they are due
- the numbers and emails of
at least 2 classmates so that you can be informed if you miss a class.

**Make-up Policy**: I do not accept late or make-up work. If you experience a major emergency, special
arrangements may be made at my discretion.
Please make every effort to contact me as soon as possible when you know
you will miss a class due to an emergency; do not wait until the next class to
ask about being excused from an assignment.

**Academic integrity** is expected. I enforce university policies on academic
integrity. In particular, cheating,
fraud, plagiarism or other academic dishonesty is unacceptable and will be
cause for disciplinary action.