COURSE NUMBER:  MATH 281  

COURSE TITLE:  Principles of Mathematics for Teaching  
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR:  Dr Wendy Stienstra  
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION:  credits 3 (hrs lect 3  hrs sem 0  hrs lab 0)  
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course provides a study of foundational
mathematical concepts and properties in the elementary and junior high
curriculum. The course emphasizes conceptual understanding, reasoning,
explaining why algorithms work, and problem solving. Topics include
number systems, operations, fractional numbers, proportional reasoning,
and aspects of geometry. Same as EDUC 281. 

REQUIRED TEXTS:  Beckmann, S. (2014). Mathematics For Elementary
Teachers (4th ed.). Boston: Pearson AddisonWesley.
(package includes textbook and activities manual) 

MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT: 


COURSE OBJECTIVES:  This
course focuses on mathematics necessary for prospective elementary
teachers. In order to develop a deeper
understanding of
this mathematics, the course emphasizes the need for explaining why the
mathematics works, rather than simply memorizing procedures. The goals of this course are that students will:


COURSE OUTLINE: 

Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.
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