Math 246: Math for Elementary Education I

Section 2: 2 pm

Dr Langford
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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 101 Fri NH 205

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

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 (do #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 for #3
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:
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:
Perimeter pattern examples
Other pattern examples

Sets quiz review
  Table and chairs patterns, and middle school formulas:
Links: table and chairs
MS problems
MS discussion
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
Oct 2:  Multiplication
 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

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

Oct 23:

Quiz 2
Oct 30:

Nov 6:


Nov. 13

  Test 2
Nov 20 Happy


Nov 27.    


Dec. 4:



Dec 11: Homework:



Final Exam: Mon Dec 18 3:30-5:30