MATH 119

Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers
MATH 119
Queens College
Fall 2016
Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Kiely Hall 429

Link to Syllabus

Office Hours: Thursdays 9:30 – 10:30 AM in Kiely 239, or by appointment.

TextMathematics for Elementary Teachers: A Conceptual Approach by Bennett, Burton, Nelson, and Ediger. Students can purchase this from the bookstore either as a loose-leaf text, a bound book, or an online version (via a Connect Access Card).

Course description from Queens College’s math department:

This course is designed to make prospective elementary schoolteachers aware of the beauty, meaning, and relevance of mathematics. Topics are taken from those areas of mathematics that are related to the elementary school curriculum, and emphasis is placed on clearing up common misunderstandings of mathematical concepts and results.

Exams & Homework: Homework assignments will be posted here. Ample notice for the midterm exam will be posted here as well.

Homework 1: Due Tuesday, August 30, 2016.

Homework 2: Due Thursday, September 8, 2016.

Homework 3: Due Thursday, September 15, 2016.

Homework 4: Due Tuesday, September 27, 2016 (note the date change).

Extra Credit Homework: Due Thursday, September 29, 2016.

Homework 5: Due Thursday, October 13, 2016.

Homework 6: Due Thursday, November 3, 2016.

Homework 7: Due Thursday, November 10, 2016. Optional exercises need not be handed in.

Homework 8: Due Tuesday, November 22, 2016. Optional exercises need not be handed in.

Homework 9: Due Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Optional exercises need not be handed in.

Homework 10: Due Thursday, December 8, 2016. Optional exercises need not be handed in.

Extra Credit Paper: Due Tuesday, December 20, 2016 (the date of the final).

Review notesNotes for Set Theory and Logic.

Midterm Review problems: Midterm Review Problems

Final Review Problems

Make-up Quiz

External Resources:

Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice

Poster illustrating the “Practice Standards” for young children