Fall 2019 - MATH 190 D100

Principles of Mathematics for Teachers (4)

Class Number: 4030

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    SECB 1010, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 5, 2019
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    WMC 3520, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    Pre-Calculus 11 or Foundations of Mathematics 11 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B, or SFU FAN X99 course with a grade of at least C, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Quantitative Placement Test. This course may not be counted toward the Mathematics minor, major or honours degree requirements. Students who have taken, have received transfer credit for, or are currently taking MATH 150, 151, 154 or 157 may not take MATH 190 for credit without permission from the Department of Mathematics. Intended to be particularly accessible to students who are not specializing in mathematics.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Mathematical ideas involved in number systems and geometry in the elementary school curriculum. Overview of the historical development of these ideas, and their place in contemporary mathematics. Language and notation of mathematics; problem solving; whole number, fractional number, and rational number systems. Plane geometry, solid geometry, metric geometry, and the geometry of the motion. Introduction to probability and statistics. Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course is designed for students who intend to become elementary school teachers. The objective of the course is not simply to introduce certain mathematical concepts, but to help students understand them deeply — people who will teach math need to have a deeper understanding of the concepts than people who just use them and it often helps to see how concepts fit into the bigger mathematical picture. The learning process will be as important as the content of the course.

Grading

  • Individual Textbook Assignments (10 sets, optional) 0%
  • Group Assignments (10 sets, 9 count) 10%
  • Online Assignments (10 sets, all count) 10%
  • Participation & Reflection (12 prompts) 10%
  • Midterm Exam 1 15%
  • Midterm Exam 2 15%
  • Final Exam 40%
  • Online Self Introduction (mandatory) 0%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Short Title: CP FS LL RECON MATH 3E SFU

ISBN-10: 1319313221

ISBN-13: 9781319313227

Custom edition and pricing available through SFU bookstore.


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