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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MAE6117

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2004-03-18
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2029 2003-10-17
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Childhood Education ED 1724-000-00
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Roger Brindley (813) 9747143 brindley@tempest.coedu.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    MAE 6117 Teaching Elementary Math

    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)
    Teaching Elementary Math
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    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.


  3. Justification

    A. 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)

    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 the required sequence for the MAT degree in Elementary Education

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

    No

    D. 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


  4. Other Course Information

    A. 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.

    B. 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.

    C. 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

    D. 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)

    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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