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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. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1728 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 6334 Problem Solving 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)
    Prb Sol Elm Tch
    Course Online? Percentage Online


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



    Course Description

    This course analyzes problem-solving strategies of elementary teachers and their students.

  3. Justification

    A. 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

    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?

    3 (Fall 1998, Fall 2000, Fall 20020 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 its equivalent

  4. Other Course Information

    A. 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.

    B. 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

    C. 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.

    D. 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.

    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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