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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MAE6334
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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: 6334
  10. Full Title: Problem Solving 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): Prb Sol Elm Tch
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: Admission into the MA in Elementary with a Mathematics/Science emphasis
  23. Corequisites: none
  24. Course Description: This course analyzes problem-solving strategies of elementary teachers and their students.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Problem solving is one of the strands in the "Principles and

    Standards for School Mathematics" of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Elementary teachers need to engage their students in problem solving in order to help them meet the expecta

  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? 3 (Fall 1998, Fall 2000, Fall 20020 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 its equivalent
  29. Objectives: Knowledge of national recommendations and research related to problem solving. Ability to analyze primary students'work with arithmetic story problems; to communicate in a variety of formats about problem solving strategies; to reflect on processes used in solving problems; and to solve problems, with a primary content focus on rational numbers, ratio/proportion, real numbers and their subsets, data analysis, and probability.
  30. Learning Outcomes: Be able to classify and describe primary students' work on arithmetic story problems as well as evaluate their ability to solve problems using a variety of problem-solving strategies. Ability to solve problems and reflect on the processes used
  31. Major Topics: Creating a problem solving environment. Overview of problem solving strand in national recommendations. Analyzing primary students' work on basic arthimetic story problems. Problem solving strategies: draw a diagram; guess, check, revise; work backwords; make an organized chart; design an experiment; look for a pattern; solve a similar problem; logical reasoning.
  32. Textbooks: Burns, Marilyn. "Problem-Solving Lessons: Grades 1-6. Sausalito, Ca: Math Solutions, 1966.

    Navigations series on Problem Solving and Reasoning from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
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