MWF 12:00-12:50PM --- Bolin Hall 101
The language of mathematics; the theory of sets, relations and functions; the theory and structure of number systems; the integers, rational numbers, real numbers, elementary number theory, and the mathematical basis for the use of manipulatives. This course stresses problem solving techniques and strategies.
Text: Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers by Ricardo Fierro
Prerequisite(s): MATH 1233 with a grade of C or better.
Suggested homework problems will be assigned but not graded. Instead, the material in the homework will be evaluated by a variety of methods: announced/pop/take-home quizzes, short student presentations (board work), and student participation in small groups. The quizzes/presentations/group work will count as 20% of the final grade. There will also be four In-class Exams which will each count as 15% of the final grade. Finally, there will be a cumulative Final Exam which will count as 20% of the final grade.
Test Dates: Please note that the following test dates are tentative and may be changed (except for the scheduled date of the final). Any change will be announced in a timely manner.
Exam I --- Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Exam II --- Monday, March 4, 2013
Exam III --- Monday, April 8, 2013
Exam IV --- Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Final Exam --- Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 3:30-5:30PM
Letter Grades: The final letter grades will be determined by the following scale:
A --- 90% and above
B --- 80% - 89%
C --- 70% - 79%
D --- 60% - 69%
F --- 59% and below
MSU Student Handbook and Activities Calendar: Students should refer to the current MSU Student Handbook and Activities Calendar for university policies on Academic Dishonesty, Attendance, Student Rights and Activities.
Make-ups for exams and quizzes will only be allowed for a university approved excuse in writing. Wherever possible, students should inform the instructor before an exam or quiz is missed.