Math 246: Mathematics for Elementary Education I
email the teacher: laurel.langford@uwrf.edu
Projected schedule (and announcements)
Week of  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Friday 
1/23  Start unit on sets, patterns and functions. Set intersections, etc. 
Sets and
language: Read and do the practice problems, then do this worksheet to turn in on Friday 
Set notation Read notes Worksheet for Monday 
Problem solving with set notation. Solve problems on the Venn Diagrams page at NLVM (record your answers on this sheetdue Monday). Extra set practice problems (optional) 
1/30  Functions, tables and graphs 
Models for addition, subtraction and multiplication.  Deductive and
inductive explainations for function rules Read the notes part 1, part 2 Do the homework 
Function rules 
2/6  Growing patterns in grades 24. Handout. Assignment: make a sequence puzzle like the one at the bottom of the page and bring it to class on Wednesday  Pattern block sequences grades 24. Handout. Assignment: make up your own pattern block problem sequence with questions like those in #15. Due Friday.  What does an equals sign mean?  Study by practicing with these "=" sign questionsReview Venn diagrams by looking at your past assignments while watching these videos 
2/13  Problem solving with Venn diagrams. Venn diagrams problems  Practice and review  Exam 1  CGI: problem types and problem solving strategies. Resources: a lesson on Join and PPW problems, and a lesson on Join and Separate problems 
2/20  Resources for today: Start unknown, change unknown and result unknown problems. Video review part 1: join; part 2: separate. Homework: write one each of SRU, SCU and SSU word problems.  PPW problems  Bar diagrams  Compare problems 
2/27  Counting Strategies: Intro, more about Subtraction. Assignment: Write a word problem for each of the 11 problem types: JRUm JCU, JSU, SRUm SCU, SSU, PPWWU, PWWPU, CDU, CQU, CRU. Due Weds 
Derived facts strategies  2digit addition and subtraction by mental math strategies Resources Assignment 
No class Friday Internet assn: CGI problem types Take this "quiz" where you identify addition and subtraction word problems by their problem types. Your score will be the highest your attempts, 
3/5  More 2digit addition and subtraction Review Topics for Test 
Exam 2  
3/12  Spring  Break  
3/19  Positional number systems and base 5  More base 5 and adding  More adding and subtracting Assignment due Friday Notes from this week 
Files for today: (Being a good student); 
3/26  Another addition example 
The distributive law and multiplication facts (Distributive law vid 1, vid 2) 
Assignment due Tuesday  
4/2  Expanded multiplication, lattice multiplication and standard multiplication  Multiplication assn due Friday 
Division models and word problems. Assignment and resources due Monday 
Division with remainders and long division Assignment and resources due Tuesday 
4/9  review topics  Exam 3  
4/16  Geometry: Triangles, rectangles and squares. If you missed class you should... 
Angles in polygons  Symmetry  Geogebra (choose applet start) 
4/23  More properties of quadrilaterals  Venn diagrams and shapes. Assignment (due Friday)  Transformations worksheet  Play TranStar 
4/30  2step transformations  Shapes on a geoboard  Review of geometry probs Venn diagram review 

5/7  Final Exam 5/8 7:45 am 