**Prerequisites & Bulletin Description**

## Course Objectives

- Help you learn and explore the number strand for the elementary curriculum.
- Help you see math as interesting and relevant.
- Help you see yourself as capable of learning mathematics and solving mathematical problems on your own.
- Introduce you to materials to teach content in the number strand to elementary school students.
- Convince you that math is not a bunch of formulas to be memorized but problems to solve and patterns to find.

## Evaluation of Students

There will be a Midterm and a Final Exam. Weekly homework will be assigned and there will be two projects required.

## Course Outline

The following timeline is approximate.

Topics | Number of Weeks |
---|---|

Functions | 1 |

Sets and Venn Diagrams | 1 |

Symbols, Bases, Concrete Representations | 1 |

Addition, Subtraction Algorithms | 1 |

Multiplication Algorithms & Representations | 1.5 |

Division Algorithms & Representations | 1.5 |

Fractions, Concrete Representations | 1 |

Equivalent Forms, Fraction Addition & Subtraction | 1 |

Fraction Comparison | 1 |

Fraction Multiplication | 1 |

Fraction Division | 1 |

Tests and Projects | 2 |

## Textbooks & Software

None. There will be handouts in class.

Submitted by: Eric Hsu

Date: April 2, 2003