COURSE NUMBER:  MATH 282  

COURSE TITLE:  Mathematical Reasoning 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 explores the mathematical reasoning
embedded in concepts encountered in the upper elementary and junior
high curriculum. The course emphasizes conceptual understanding,
reasoning, explaining why algorithms work, and problem solving. The
content follows sequentially from Math 281. Topics include proportional
reasoning, number theory, algebraic reasoning and aspects of geometry
and probability. Same as EDUC 582. 

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:  In order to develop a deeper understanding of the
mathematics necessary for both prospective and inservice elementary and junior high teachers, the course emphasizes the need for explaining why the mathematics works, rather than simply memorizing procedures Working with the concepts of proportional reasoning, number theory, algebraic reasoning and aspects of probability and statistics 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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