Math 210 Spring 2010

Instructor: Mary Rosen

Email: mary.rosen@csun.edu

Phone: 818 677-7791

Website: www.csun.edu/~hcmth045

Office hours: to be announced

Goals: Math 210 is devoted to elementary school mathematics. The main goal is to enable you to gain a solid knowledge of arithmetic and number systems. Additional goals of the course are to teach you: (i) how to present the material in the simplest, clearest way, (ii) the appropriate sequential order for developing mathematics skills, (iii) what elementary school students will find difficult and what errors they are likely to make, and (iv) how each topic helps advance the mathematical level of the students.

Textbooks:

- Elementary Mathematics for Teachers, by Thomas H. Parker and Scott Baldridge.

- Primary Mathematics textbooks (U.S. Edition) — Primary Mathematics 3A, 4A, 5A, and 6A and Workbook 5A. Students using this elementary school curriculum were tested as the best in the world. We will do many problems from these books.

Dates of Exams

(Dates will be posted
here)

Tutoring

**Free tutoring ** for Math 210 students is available in
the Math Tutoring
Center in Live Oak, starting the second week of semester, during
the following
times:

M,T,W,Th | 10:00-5:30 |

F | 10:00-3:00 |

Sat | 11:00-2:00 |

Final Exam Practice Problems

Click here for Practice
Problems for the Math
210 Final
Exam (pdf file).

Solutions are posted here by section:

Section A

Section B

Section C

Section D

Section E

Section F

Section G

Section H

Some References and ToolsSolutions are posted here by section:

Section A

Section B

Section C

Section D

Section E

Section F

Section G

Section H

"High Achievement in Mathematics: Lessons from Three Los Angeles Elementary Schools"

Student
Practice
Problems for grades 1 to 8 (Algebra I) California Math Standards

Grade 4–6 Texts Used in Singapore by Sybilla Beckmann

Integer
Arithmetic An alternative to the development of integer
arithmetic in Chapter 8 of Elementary Mathematics for Teachers

Overhead Slides from The Winning Equation An inservice program for Grade 4-7 teachers

Student behavior, academic dishonesty, university policies:

Please arrive on time and avoid leaving early. No text messaging. Cell phones should be turned off during class. Please be aware of the University's Student Conduct Code available at:

http://www.csun.edu/a&r/soc/studentconduct.html

Homework Assignments and Solutions:

General instructions: Avoid unnecessary writing. Make your answers short and clear. When appropriate, use the "list format," described in problem 2c on page 13 of the textbook.

Assignments

Week 1

Carefully read the preface and "About the Textbook" pages iii to x.

Read Sect. 1.1, and do Problems 1-8

Read Sect. 1.2, and do Problems 1-6

Read Section 1.3, and do Problems 2, 3, 5, 7, 8

For more help with Roman numerals, use this Roman Numeral Calculator

For help with Egyption numerals click here: http://www.discoveringegypt.com/numbers.htm

For help with Problem 6 in Sect. 1.2, see this Introduction to Base 5, which includes the solution.

Solutions to homework problems:

Section 1.1 solutions

Section 1.2 solutions

Section 1.3 solutions

Week 2

Read Section 1.5, and do Problems 1a, 2cd, 3a, 4, 6, 7a, 8, 9

Read Section 1.6, and do Problems 1, 3abc, 4, 5, 6

Read Section 1.7 carefully

Solutions to homework problems:

Section 1.4 solutionsSection 1.5 solutions

Section 1.6 solutions

Week 3

Read Section 2.1, and do Problems 1-5

Read Section 2.2, and do Problems 1, 2, 4

Read Section 2.3, and do Problems 2b, 4, 5

Solutions to homework problems:

Section 2.1 solutions

Section 2.2 solutions

Section 2.3 solutions

Week 4

Read pages 57 to 62, Section 3.1 and do Problems 2, 4ab, 5

Read Section 3.2, and do Problems 1, 2, 3, 5a, 7

Read Section 3.3, and do Problems 5, 6

Read Section 3.4, and do Problems 4-7

Read Section 3.5, and do Problems 3-6

Solutions to homework
problems:

Section 3.2 solutions

Section 3.3 solutions

Section 3.4 solutions

Section 3.5 solutions

Week 5

Read Section 3.6, and do Problems 1d, 2ad, 3, 4

Section 4.1, and do Problems 5, 6, 7, 8, 9c, 10

Section 4.2, and do Problems 7ab, 8, 9, 11

Solutions to homework problems:

Section 3.6 solutions

Section 4.1 solutions

Section 4.2 solutions

Week 6

Read "Solving Algebra and Other Problems with Simple Diagrams..." by Sybilla Beckmann

Section 4.3, and do
Problems 1, 2, 3, 4abc, 5ab, 6, 7, 8ab, 10

Section 5.1, Problems 4 - 7

Section 5.2, Problems
1, 3, 4

Section 5.3, Problems 1ab, 2, 3, 4, 5

Solutions to homework problems: