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**Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MAE6117**

Tracking Number - **2029**

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Approved, Permanent Archive - 2004-03-18

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### Detail Information

- Date & Time Submitted:
**2003-10-17**

- Department: Childhood Education

- College: ED

- Budget Account Number: 1724-000-00

- Contact Person: Roger Brindley

- Phone: (813) 9747143

- Email: brindley@tempest.coedu.usf.edu

- Prefix: MAE

- Number: 6117

- Full Title: Teaching Elementary Math

- Credit Hours: 3

- Section Type: C -
Class Lecture (Primarily)

- 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

- Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Teaching Elementary Math

- Course Online?: -

- Percentage Online:

- Grading Option:
R - Regular

- Prerequisites: None

- Corequisites: None

- Course Description: This course provides for the development of knowledge and skills necessary to prepare students as teachers of mathematics in elementary classes as recommended by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics in its guidelines for teachers.

- Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: “Prospective teachers need math courses that develop a deep understanding of the mathematics they will teach.” (Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences)

- 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 the required sequence for the MAT degree in Elementary Education

- Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No

- What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Doctoral degree in Mathematics Education or related field

- Objectives: 1. Knowledge of the major goals and characteristics, including scope and sequence, of elementary school mathematics programs, and aspects of theories of learning as applied to the planning of instruction for the teaching of elementary school mathematics.
2. Knowledge of the current developments in education, including research that may affect the elementary school mathematics curriculum.

3. Knowledge of problem-solving processes/strategies and their application in the teaching of elementary school mathematics.

4. Knowledge of appropriate manipulatives and activities that are useful in the teaching of elementary mathematics.

5. Knowledge of Sunshine State Standards for school mathematics, especially as applied to the elementary.

6. Knowledge of pre-number concepts and ideas and their application in the teaching of elementary school mathematics.

7. Knowledge of numeration concepts and principles and their application within the Hindu-Arabic System.

8. Knowledge of the properties of a number system and their application in the teaching of elementary school mathematics.

9. Knowledge of whole number concepts, principles, and computational skills (algorithms) and their application in the teaching of elementary school mathematics.

10. Knowledge of whole number concepts and principles and their application in the teaching of elementary school mathematics.

11. Knowledge of rational number (fractions, decimals, and percents) concepts, principles and computational skills (algorithms) and their application in the teaching of elementary school mathematics.

12. Knowledge of ways to incorporate algebraic thinking in the teaching of elementary school mathematics.

13. Knowledge of geometric concepts and principles and their application in the teaching of elementary school mathematics.

14. Knowledge of measurement concepts and principles and their application in the teaching of elementary school mathematics.

15. Knowledge of concepts and principles of probability and statistics and their application in the teaching of elementary school mathematics.

- Learning Outcomes: Knowledge of the major goals and characteristics, including scope and sequence, of elementary school mathematics programs
Knowledge of the current developments in elementary school mathematics curriculum.

Knowledge of problem-solving processes/strategies, and appropriate manipulatives, in the teaching of elementary school mathematics.

Knowledge of Sunshine State Standards for elementary school mathematics.

Knowledge of the properties of a number system, pre-number concepts, numeration concepts and principles and ideas and their application in the teaching of elementary school mathematics.

Knowledge of whole number and rational number concepts, principles, and computational skills (algorithms) and their application in the teaching of elementary school mathematics.

How to incorporate algebraic thinking in the teaching of elementary school mathematics.

Knowledge of geometric concepts, measurement concepts and principles and their application in the teaching of elementary school mathematics.

Understanding of concepts and principles of probability and statistics and their application in the teaching of elementary school mathematics.

- Major Topics: Problem-solving
Pre-Number concepts

Counting and Place-value

Interpretations for Addition and Subtraction

Interpretations for Multiplication and Division

Number theory—primes, composites, factors, multiples

Algebraic Thinking

Rational numbers: fractions

Representations for decimals

Geometric Background and Theory

Symmetry—line and rotational

Measurement characteristics and basics

Area, Perimeter, Volume

Basic Statistics—descriptive vs. inferential

Graphing—line graphs, bar graphs, pictographs, etc.

Data Analysis

Week 15 Probability

Final Exam during Exam Week

- Textbooks: Hands On Teaching (HOT) Strategies for Using Math Manipulatives. Carol Thornton & G. Lowe-Parrino
ETA, 1997 (or similar manipulative kit)

Recommended: Sunshine State Standards for Mathematics K-12(www.firn.edu/doe/curric/prek12/fram2.htm)

Recommended: Principles and Standards for School Mathematics

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. (This document can be accessed online at http://standards-e.nctm.org)

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