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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. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1726 2006-11-17
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Secondary Education ED 1724000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Denisse Thompson 8139742687

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    MAE 6339 Algebraic Thinking for Elementary Teachers

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Alg Elm Tch
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    Admission into the MA in Elementary Education with a Mathematics/Science emphasis



    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.

  3. Justification

    A. 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

    B. 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.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    5 at the St. Pete campus

    D. 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

  4. Other Course Information

    A. 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.

    B. 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.

    C. Major Topics

    Introduction to algebraic thinking, variables, patterns and functions, intergers and their operations, solving equations, graphing.

    D. 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.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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