The Meaning of Mathematics

Summer
Summer 2019 (Full Session)
Olympia
Olympia
Daytime
Day
Freshman-Senior
Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 25
8
Credits per quarter

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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. 

 

Required Text: 

Sowder, J., Sowder, L., and Nickerson, S. (2017).  Reconceptualizing Mathematics for Elementary Teachers (3rd ed).

ISBN-13:   978-1464193330

ISBN-10:   1464193339

This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in:

education

8

Credits per quarter

Fields of study: 
Online learning:
  • Hybrid Online Learning - This offering delivers 25 - 49% of its instruction online, rather than via face-to-face contact between you and your instructors.
Freshman-Senior
Class Standing: Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 25
Daytime

Scheduled for: Day

Final schedule and room assignments:

First meeting:

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 8:00 am
SEM 2 A3109 - Seminar

Located in: Olympia