Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I
Instructor: Cary Lee, Ph.D.
Office: 70-211 (inside Tech Mall, click here for location )
Telephone: 619 - 644 -7894
Office Hours: M, T, W, Th 11:00am - 12:00n
||Mathematics for Elementary Teachers - a contemporary approach
Gary L. Musser & William F. Burger, 9th or 10th edition
Students Solution Manual.
A simple calculator, color pencils or crayons.
Link to eManipulative site: http://bcs.wiley.com/he-bcs/Books?action=resource&bcsId=8372&itemId=1118457447&resourceId=33402
Course Prerequisites: Grades of C or above in the courses MA090, MA097, and
MA103 or equivalent.
Course Content: This course mainly covers the material required for teaching algebra from grade K through 8. Topics include concept of numbers and counting, numeration systems, operations of whole numbers ; definition, ordering, and the four operations of fractions; integers and their operations; elementary number theory: factors, multiples, prime numbers, GCD and LCM. Decimals, ratios, proportions, and percents.
Grades: The possible grades in this course are A, B, C, D, or F. The cutoffs are as follows,
|A||..........||90 - 100%|
|B||..........||80 - 89%|
|C||..........||70 - 79%|
|D||..........||60 - 69%|
Note: You need to have at least 60% in the final exam to pass this class.
Grades are assigned on an absolute scale, and your work will not be graded on a curve.
You get what you earn, and other people's performances have no effect on your grade. No
Partial credit is at the discretion of the instructor, and it is not negotiable.
|one 30-min preliminary exam||50|
|2 one-hour exams @ 100 points||200|
|6 quizzes @ 60 points||60|
|10 labs @10 points||100|
Come to class with a positive attitude and be ready to learn. Elementary School curriculum nowadays is much more advanced than those in the past.
Read the textbook and handouts regularly. This course covers a large amount of materials that cannot be all presented in lectures in detail.
Attend all lectures. You will be automatically dropped from the roster if you have more than three (3) absences unless you have a permission (to stay) from your instructor.
Spend at least 2 hours after each lecture to read textbook, do homework, and/or organize lecture notes.
Actively participate in lectures and particularly in labs. Share your opinion with your group members and be open to different ideas.
Try to collaborate with other students outside the classroom, form study groups if possible.
Communicate with the instructor as often as possible either after lecture or during office hours, or through e-mail and phone. Check the web page announcement before every exam.
If you expect return calls to your phone message, please say your phone number clearly
Students with disabilities who may need accommodations in this class are encouraged to notify the instructor and contact Disabled Student Programs & Services (DSPS) early in the semester so that reasonable accommodations may be implemented as soon as possible. Students may contact DSPS in person in Room 110 or by telephone at (619) 644-7112 or (619) 644-7119 (TTY for deaf).
To add any of these courses, students may obtain Add Codes at the Information/Registration Desk in the Tech Mall.
Cheating and plagiarism (using as one's own ideas writings, materials, or images of someone else without acknowledgement or permission) can result in any one of a variety of sanctions. Such penalties may range from an adjusted grade on the particular exam, paper, project, or assignment (all of which may lead to a failing grade in the course) to, under certain conditions, suspension or expulsion from a class, program or the college. For further clarification and information on these issues, please consult with your instructor or contact the office of the Associate Dean of Student Affairs.
Daily schedule: Click on the appropriate section number on top of this page to get the schedule for