Math 246: Math for Elementary Education I

Section 1: 10 am


Dr Langford
Contact me:
e-mail:
laurel(dot)langford(at)uwrf(dot)edu
My schedule
My office location: 206E NH
My office phone number:
715-425-4360
Grading policies, etc
General syllabus

Useful Links:
Math solutions online newsletter archives
Shodor
Common Core Standards
Thinking blocks



e-mail Dr Langford: laurel.langford@uwrf.edu

Schedule: Unless otherwise noted, you do not need to bring your texbook to class unless you have a question on a homework problem assigned from the textbook.

Mon NH 205 Wed NH 2015 Thurs DL 161 Fri NH 205
 

Sept 7: Understanding sets: definitions, disjoint sets, subsets Watch the video about naming sets 
Homework due Friday
Notes

Links for in-class computer work:
Shodor Shape Sorter (2 sets)
Shodor Shape Sorter(3 sets)
Assignment (due Monday)

2-set (Venn diagram) puzzle problems:
Assignment (solve 4 and 5 by Monday)
Read about using words to describe parts of a Venn diagram either here or in the textbook pgs. 63-69
Watch video example:
link
Today's notes

Sept 11
Homework: Finish in the puzzle assn (from last Friday) with problems 4-7 complete (due Weds)

 Describing sets in words: set sentences (due Friday)
Some practice examples with answers

 Problem solving with shapes: area and perimeter.
Worksheet (due Monday)
Web tool
Notes on Problem Solving
A video talking about the problem (understand the problem)

Notation for sets:
Notes
Assignment (due Monday)
Another online resource
Also the practice examples have set notation

Sept. 18 Patterns, functions and problem solving
Assignment (due Weds, but there will be a few minutes to work together and ask questions)
Notes from class
Another example
Homework solutions in D2L content

Perimeter patterns:
Assignment
Perimeter pattern examples
Other pattern examples

Sets quiz review
Solutions
 Table and chairs patterns, and middle school formulas:
Links: table and chairs
MS problems
MS discussion
Assignment
Quiz 1 (sets)
Patterns and graphs. Finish making tables and graphs for the examples we did in class
Sept 25 Solving problems with patterns and graphs. Notes and homework
More problems to solve
 Notes Review order of operations with an emphasis of the left to right rule situations.
The Khan Academy explanation is OK
Practice problems
Answers
Oct 2: Multiplication:
Notes
Assignment
 Review of scaffolding and/or long division. No homework.
Practice problems for exam
Solutions to practice problems
Make a login and play some of  Lure of the Labyrinth
Assignment (may be done in groups)
 Exam 1
Oct 9:  Addition and subtraction word problem types. Analyze these examples, and write your own problems for everything except Compare, Referent Unknown
Retakeable quiz (take once before Thursday)
What to study to improve your score
Due friday: finish writing word problems for all 12 problem types. Here is info on CQU vs CRU

 Thinking blocks
Assignment

Assignment
Notes (difficulty)
More notes (flow chart)
Still More notes (direct modeling)
Oct 16: Review of bar diagrams. Assn
The web site
More resources
In class note sheet
Read more about multiplication and division (do before Friday)

 Thinking blocks
Assignment

Do this worksheet and this one for Monday.
Resources on division problems with remainders
Oct 23: Place value representations. Assignment
Review
Review solutions
Smithsonian Maya Math
Assignment
Quiz 2 Two-digit adding and subtracting. Assignment. Examples
Oct 30: Today we started this assignment on addition and subtraction strategies.  (due Friday)
More on Wednesday. Resources to read/watch.
The video we watched in class was #15: Bean Sprouts here
   Equals sign lesson
Assignment
Link for problems 1-4
Link for problem 9
A video part 1 and part 2 (me talking)
due next Weds (more discussion Mon)
Multi-digit addigion:
sample "script"
assignment
video example

Nov 6: Finish the equals sign lesson from last Thursday (examples). 
Multi-digit subtraction.  Use the script from Friday.
Assignment
Video example.

 Addition and subtraction sample student work to analyze. 
Assignment (due Monday)
Dividing with manipulatives
Assignment
Link 1
Link 2
More with division
Assignment (due Weds)
Reading assignment
Notes

Nov. 13 Multiplication assignment
Video (due Thursday)
Notes

More notes for multiplication assignment.
Note that a part e was added to 3 and 4: do and label the lattice algorithm for both,
Test review
Professor X and the Factorbots
Assignment
Standard multiplication assignment
Test review solutions
Notes from the last couple of classes that might help with test review.
Nov 20 Test 2 Happy

Thanksgiving

 
Nov 27.    

 

Dec. 4:

 

 


Dec 11: Homework:

 

 

 

Final Exam: Weds Dec 20 10:15-12:15