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Unformatted text preview: M A T H E M A T I C S 2203
PR O P O R T I O N A L A ND A L G E B R A I C R E ASO N IN G
Instructor: Nell McAnelly
Fall 2011
Office:
225 Prescott
Phone: 5786689
Email address: mcanelly@lsu.edu
Fax: 5784522
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. 9:30 TTh or by appointment
C O U RS E D E S C R I P T I O N :
M A T H 2203 : P r op o r t io n a l a n d A lge b r a i c R e ason i n g (3 c r e d i t hou r s)
P r e r equisi t es : P rof essiona l P r a c t i c e B loc k 1 ; 12 semest e r hours of ma them a t i cs inc luding M a th
1201 and 1202 ; concur r ent enrol l ment in E D C I 3124 and E D C I 3125. 2 hours l e c tur e , 2 hours
l ab/f i e ld expe r i enc e . M a thema t i cs cont ent course designed to be int egr a t ed wi th P r axis I I wi th
the pr inc ipl es and st ruc tur es appl i ed to ma thema t i c a l r e asoning appl i ed to the gr ades K 5
c l assroom. Development of a connected, well balanced view of mathematics; interrelationship
of patterns, relations, and functions; applications of proportional and algebraic reasoning in
mathematical situations and structures using contextual, numeric, symbolic and graphic
representations; written communication of mathematics.
C O U RS E P U R P O S E A N D G O A L S:
MATH 2203 builds on the foundation of mathematics concepts of problem solving, number and
operations, measurement and geometry developed in MATH 1201 and MATH 1202. (Prior
completion of these two courses is required.) Concurrent enrollment in EDCI 3124 (Mathematics
Theory and Practice in the Elementary Grades) and EDCI 3125 (Elementary and Middle School
Science) is required, since there are numerous crossovers in terms of content, pedagogy,
fieldwork experiences, and supervision.
The student will:
increase knowledge, understanding, and application of algebraic and proportional
reasoning
develop the mathematical processes of “finding, describing, explaining, and
predicting” through the use of patterns and functions
use multiple representations (contextual, tabular, numeric, symbolic and graphic)
to understand and make connections among mathematical concepts
understand how math concepts evolve from concrete examples to generalizations
expressed by function rules
understand and analyze change in various contexts
develop proportional reasoning skills by comparing quantities, looking at relative
ways numbers change, and thinking about proportional relationships in linear
functions.
develop conceptual understanding of important mathematical principles, their
interrelationship, and their vertical development
E L E M E N T A R Y S C H O O L SI T E B A S E D M A T H E M A T I C S C A S E S T U D Y :
MATH 2203 includes required sitebased lab/field experience in K5 mathematics classrooms.
This will occur at local public elementary schools. There will be a specific assignment of school,
teacher, classroom, days, and times. Additional information will be given in class. C L A SS M A T E R I A L S R E Q U I R E D :
2 Composition Books, Colored Pencils
R E F E R E N C E S : ( Y o u a r e n o t r e q u i r e d t o p u r c h a se t h ese .)
Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, Van de Walle (2010). E l ement a ry and M iddl e School M a thema t i cs :
T e a ching D eve lopment a l ly
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (2001). N avi ga t i ng through a l gebr a i n gr ades P r e K – 2
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (2001). N avi ga t i ng through a l gebr a i n gr ades 3 – 5
C ONT ENT OUT LINE:
I.
Algebraic Thinking
II.
Patterns, Relationships, Functions
III.
Algebraic Symbols and Variables
IV.
Mathematical Models
V.
Analyzing Change
VI.
Proportional Reasoning
G R A D I N G PR O C E D U R E:
Grading Scale: 90100% A Semester grades: 8089.9% B 7079.9% C 6069.9% D 2 tests
Lab/Field Experience
Initial Report
Interim Analysis
Final Report
Summary Activities
2 Student Journals (yours and your student)
Written Math Assignments/Homework,
Class Quizzes
Final Exam Below 60 F 40%
25% 10%
25%
100% Attendance in class is critical in this course. The material will be presented in an interactive
manner that is important in the learning process. A daily assessment will be given and there will
be no makeups if you are not present. All out of class assignments are due at the assigned class
time and points will be deducted if they are late.
Please have all cell phones on silent/vibrate and have them out of sight during class. Computers
(unless being used for this class), materials for other classes, and other unrelated materials should
also be put away so that you may participate fully in this class.
A C A D E M I C H O N EST Y :
All students are responsible for adhering to the highest standards of honesty and integrity in
every aspect of their academic careers. The penalties for academic dishonesty can be severe and
ignorance is not an acceptable defense at Louisiana State University. The LSU Student Code of
Conduct can be accessed at
http://appl003.lsu.edu/slas/dos.nsf/$Content/Code+of+Conduct?OpenDocument Class Schedule – Fall 2011
Please note: Any Tuesday or Thursday session could have class and lab/field experience interchanged if
circumstances warrant. If your lab/field experience is scheduled at a different time, please make sure the
class times remain reserved for your attendance in class if schedules are changed. T u es d a y
8/23
Course Introduction
What is Algebraic Thinking?
8/30
Patterns, Relationships and Functions T h u r sd a y
8/25
Patterns and Relationships 9/6 Functions and Inverses 9/8 9/13 T EST 1 9/15 Patterns, Relationships and Functions
F i e l d E x p e r i e n c e Sign u p
A l l Se c t ions  205 P r escot t H a l l
F r i d a y , Se p t 2– 9 : 00 a . m .
Functions and Inverses
M a t h L a b/ F i e l d wo r k O r i e n t a t ion
Math Lab/Fieldwork Session – Week 1 9/20 Symbols and Variables 9/22 Math Lab/Fieldwork Session – Week 2 9/27 Math Lab/Fieldwork Session – Week 3
I m p o r t a n t not e : “In class day” is on T h u r sd a y t h is w e e k . 9/29 Symbols and Variables
Mathematical Models
F i e l d E x p e r i e n ce I n i t i a l R e po r t d u e 10/4 Mathematical Models 10/6 Math Lab/Fieldwork Session – Week 4 10/11 Solving Equations 10/13 F A L L H O LIDA Y 10/18 Solving Equations and Systems of Equations 10/20 Math Lab/Fieldwork Session – Week 5 10/25 10/27 Math Lab/Fieldwork Session – Week 6 11/1 Solving Equations and Systems of Equations
F i e l d E x p e r i e n c e I n t e r i m A n a l ysis d u e
T EST 2 11/3 Math Lab/Fieldwork Session – Week 7 11/8 Analyzing Change 11/10 Math Lab/Fieldwork Session – Week 8 11/15 Analyzing Change 11/17 Math Lab/Fieldwork – Week 9 11/22 Analyzing Change 11/24 T H A N KSG I V IN G 11/29 Final Class
Summarize 12/1 Math Lab/Fieldwork Session – Week 10
Field Experience
F i n a l R e po r t D u e
S u m m a r y A c t i v i t i es D u e 12/10 FINA L E X A M
Saturday, Dec 10, 10:00 am  12:00 pm 9/1 ...
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