August 27, 2009 Dear Principal or Teacher, The bearer of this letter, _____________________________, is a student in my mathematics course, Math 12 – Number Systems , at San Jose State University. He/She is seeking a mentor teacher to oversee a field experience in a local elementary school setting. Math 12 is the first of three courses in the SJSU Mathematics Department taken by all undergraduate students pursuing bachelor’s degrees in preparation for a teaching credential program. As part of their learning experience in this course, I would like my students to observe and/or participate in three mathematics lessons in a elementary classroom (pre-K to 6) during the fall semester. Whether they strictly observe three lessons or participate (for example, by answering questions, working with students individually, or presenting
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2010 for the course MATH 12 at San Jose State University .