The Meaning of Mathematics
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The Meaning of Mathematics, while designed for future elementary and middle school teachers, will support all those interested in learning mathematics more deeply. Elementary and middle school mathematics is no longer considered just a collection of computational tools or facts to memorize, but rather a rich body of intellectual content, focusing more on reasoning, justification and verbal and written mathematical communication. The course will focus on a conceptual understanding of mathematics, problem solving, reasoning, and mathematical communication. Assignments include daily homework sets, problem solving tasks, reflective essays on assigned readings, and quizzes. This course meets the MiT entrance requirements for mathematics for those seeking an elementary endorsement. The course will have 4 hours of required work on Canvas per week in addition to class meetings times.
Sowder, J., Sowder, L., and Nickerson, S. (2017). Reconceptualizing Mathematics for Elementary Teachers (3rd ed).
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Class Size: 25
Scheduled for: Day
Final schedule and room assignments:
First meeting:Monday, June 24, 2019 - 8:00 am
Located in: Olympia