Math 522 Algebraic Thinking
T NSM C239
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: M
And by appointment
Text and Materials: Fostering Algebraic Thinking, by Mark
Course Description: This course is designed for you to learn algebraic thinking and research about the teaching of algebraic thinking.
Goals: Students will understand
Expected Outcomes: Students will be able to
You will be assessed in the following categories:
Homework 98 points
Journal 42 points
Midterm 140 points
Final 220 points
Total 500 points
Homework: You will be assigned homework problems weekly, and homework will be due each 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.
Journal: Each week will involve two journal entries: One entry will be a reflection on the week’s assigned reading, and the second will be an end-of-class reflection. Journals will be collected three times over the semester: September 21, November 2, and December 7.
The Midterm will be given on Tuesday, October 19 at the beginning of class.
The Final will be held on Tuesday, December 14, , and will be cumulative.
Grading Scale: A: 92% or better, A-: 88-91%, B+: 84-87%, B: 81-83%, B-: 77-80%,
C+: 74-76%, C: 71-73%, C-: 68-70%, D: 65-67%, F 64% or below
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.
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.