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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MAE6339
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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2007-06-21
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  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2006-11-17
  2. Department: Secondary Education
  3. College: ED
  4. Budget Account Number: 1724000
  5. Contact Person: Denisse Thompson
  6. Phone: 8139742687
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: MAE
  9. Number: 6339
  10. Full Title: Algebraic Thinking for Elementary Teachers
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Alg Elm Tch
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: Admission into the MA in Elementary Education with a Mathematics/Science emphasis
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: This course is designed to enhance the algebra content knowledge of elementary teachers and to consider hpw algebraic experiences and informal algebraic concepts can be introduced into the elementary curriculum.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Algebraic thinking is one of the strands in the "Principles and Standards for Mathematics" of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Elementary teachers need to engage their students in algebraic thinking in order to help them meet the expectati
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? This course is part of a required sequence in the major.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? 5 at the St. Pete campus
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Doctorate in mathematics education or equivalent
  29. Objectives: Ability to describe patterns symbolically, grahically, concretely, or numerically. The ability to use variables to represent algebraic situations and knowledge of how vaiables can be introduced to elementary children. the ability to use integers, perform integer operations, and model integer operations. The ability to write and solve linear equations and inequalities and to graph linear linear functions. Knowledge of functions, including definitions and ways to represent functions with graphs, rules, tables, and verbal descriptions.
  30. Learning Outcomes: Ability to work with algebraic concepts and describe strategies for integrating algebraic thinking into the elementary curriculum. Be able to design, implement, and reflect upon the development of an algebraic thinking project appropriate for use in their elementary classroom. Be able to write algebraic activities for professional journals or for use in thier own classroom.
  31. Major Topics: Introduction to algebraic thinking, variables, patterns and functions, intergers and their operations, solving equations, graphing.
  32. Textbooks: Charles, Linda Holden. "Algebraic Thinking: First Experiences." Sunnyvale, CA:Creative Publications, 1990.

    Rotz, Leyani von and Marilyn Burns. "Lessons for Algebraic Thinking: Grades K-2." Sausalito, CA: Math Solutions, 2002.

    Navigations series on Algebraic Thinking from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

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