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MATH 210 FALL 2012

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Course Information

Time and Location


I will take attendance at every class meeting. If you have to be absent I would appreciate advanced notice. More than five (5) absences will have an impact on your grade. Please be on time to insure that we can make maximal use of the few meetings we have.


Homework is an important part of student success in this class. Homework will assigned every Thursday in class. You are expected to hand it in the following Thursday.


We will have 4 tests. The first test date is September 20. The other dates will be announced at least one week in advance.


The final exam is scheduled for Tuesday, December 18 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in CR 5117.

If for some reason you think you cannot be at the final on that date please let me know as soon as possible.


The Course

Math 210, Basic Number Concepts, covers in depth the decimal system, algorithms for the addition, subtraction, multiplication and division operations, fractions and decimal representation of numbers and their connections, and prime factorization, greatest common divisor, and least common multiple.

Student Learning Outcomes

Textbook and Instructional Materials

Mathematics for Elementary Teachers with Activity Manual, 3rd edition, Sybilla Beckmann.

You need both the textbook and the activity book. The bookstore has many copies for sale. We will cover material from Sections 1-9.

We will also make frequent references to the Common Core Content Standards for Mathematics.

On occasion I will post Class Notes.

What I expect from you


For your success as future teachers in elementary school class rooms, you need to understand the material in this class. Come to every class and bring a positive attitude towards the subject. Be prepared to talk about mathematical ideas and how you understand mathematical concepts. Show a desire to really want to learn this material.

Work Habits

I expect you to complete work on time and with care. If you need help, you should contact me or class mates right away. Mathematics is NOT a spectator sport. You will have to do mathematics to understand it.

What you can expect from me


I will treat every student with respect. I think of you as pre-professionals who will teach in the communities that I, family and friends live in. I want you to be successful as future teachers!

Work Habits

I will be available to answer all your questions during office hours, via email and/or via telephone. I will prepare each class with care so that you can have the best possible learning experience.

My classroom

If you haven't done so already check out the comments students made about me and the classroom experience on Rate My Professors

You should also read the following tow articles.They will give you a good idea what I want to accomplish in this class.

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