MS/ED 210 Math for Teachers

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Course title : MS/ED 210 Math for Teachers

Campus : National, Chuuk, Kosrae, Yap

Initiator: Mike Ioanis & Pelsihner Elias

Date: February 8, 2018

Course description: This course provides the student with an understanding of mathematics concepts. The course focuses on the FSM and state elementary math curriculum standards and benchmarks which include: number, operation, computation; geometry, measurement, and transformation; patterns and algebra; and statistics and probability. The student also explores ethnomathematics concepts and participates in hands-on activities. Student professionalism is measured.

COURSE HOURS/CREDITS:

Hours per Week

 

No. of Weeks

 

Total Hours

 

Semester Credits

Lecture

3

X

16

=

48

=

3

Laboratory

X

=

=

Lecture/Lab

X

=

=

Workshop

X

=

=

Total Semester Credits

3

PURPOSE OF COURSE:

[X ] Degree requirement

[ ] Degree elective

[ ] Certificate

[ ] Other

PREREQUISITES:

PSLOS OF OTHER PROGRAMS THIS COURSE MEETS:

PSLO#

Program

None

None

1) INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

[X ]

1. Effective oral communication: capacity to deliver prepared, purposeful presentations designed to increase knowledge, to foster understanding, or to promote change in the listeners’ attitudes, values, beliefs, or behaviors.

[X]

2. Effective written communication: development and expression of ideas in writing through work in many genres and styles, utilizing different writing technologies, and mixing texts, data, and images through iterative experiences across the curriculum.

[X ]

3. Critical thinking: a habit of mind characterized by the comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion.

[X ]

4. Problem solving: capacity to design, evaluate, and implement a strategy to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired goal.

[X ]

5. Intercultural knowledge and competence: a set of cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills and characteristics that support effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts.

[X ]

6. Information literacy: the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively and responsibly use and share that information for the problem at hand.

[X ]

7. Foundations and skills for life-long learning : purposeful learning activity, undertaken on an ongoing basis with the aim of improving knowledge, skills, and competence.

[X]

8. Quantitative Reasoning: ability to reason and solve quantitative problems from a wide array of authentic contexts and everyday life situations; comprehends and can create sophisticated arguments supported by quantitative evidence and can clearly communicate those arguments in a variety of formats.

2) PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (PSLOs): The student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate basic knowledge and concepts related to elementary education;

2. Task analyze FSM and State curriculum standards, develop lesson plans, deliver

Lessons using a variety of strategies, develop instructional materials, manage student behavior, and assess student learning in an elementary classroom; and

3. Demonstrate professionalism.

3) COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (CSLOs) (General): The student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate basic understanding of mathematical concepts and applications and use variety of strategies to solve problems in number, operations and computation.

2. Demonstrate basic understanding of mathematical concepts and applications and use variety of strategies to solve problems in geometry, measurement and transformation.

3. Demonstrate basic understanding of mathematical concepts, applications and use variety of strategies to solve problems in patterns and algebra.

4. Demonstrate basic understanding of mathematical concepts and applications and use variety of strategies to solve problems in statistics and probability.

4) COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (CSLOs) (Specific): The student will be able to:

CSLO (General) 1: Demonstrate basic understanding of mathematical concepts, applications and use variety of strategies to solve problems in number, operations and computation.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

1.1 Define and use mathematical terms and concepts involving numbers, operations and computations.

1,2,6,8

1

1.1 Objective test on terminology involving numbers, operations, and computations with examples.

1.2 Develop and demonstrate strategies and hands-on activities to compute numbers of different operations.

1,2,3*,4

1

1.2 Objective test on variety of numbers and operations problems.

1.3 Describe and relate ethnomathematics of numbers to conventional mathematics.

1,2,5,6,

1

1.3 Student describes and relates the use of numbers and operations of ethnomathematics in writing. Writing is scored with rubrics.

CSLO (General) 2 : Demonstrate basic understanding of mathematical concepts, applications and use variety of strategies to solve problems in geometry, measurement and transformation.

2.1 Define and use mathematical terms and concepts in geometry, measurement and transformation.

1,2,6,8

1

2.1 Objective test on geometry, measurement and transformation terminologies and examples.

2.2 Develop and demonstrate strategies and hands-on activities to solve variety of problems in geometry, measurement and transformation.

1,2,3,4

1

2.2 Objective test on variety of geometry, measurement and transformation problems.

2.3 Describe and relate the use of ethno mathematics to conventional mathematics in geometry, measurement and transformation.

1,2,5,7

1

2.3 Given geometry, measurement and transformation problems, student discusses cultural uses orally. Rubric will be used.

CSLO (General) 3: Demonstrate basic understanding of mathematical concepts, applications and use variety of strategies to solve problems in patterns and algebra.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

3.1 Define and use mathematical terms and concepts in patterns and algebra.

1,2,6

1

3.1 Objective test on terminology and examples.

3.2 Develop and demonstrate strategies and the use of hands-on activities to solve problems in patterns and algebra.

1,2,3,4

1

3.2 Objective test on variety of algebra and pattern problems.

3.3 Discuss culturally relevant problems to patterns and algebra.

1,2,5,7

1

3.3 Given algebraic problems and patterns, students discuss in writing how the problems are culturally relevant to Micronesian contexts. Rubric is used.

CSLO (General) 4: Demonstrate basic understanding of mathematical concepts and applications and use variety of strategies to solve problems in statistics and probability.

4.1 Define and use statistics and probability terms and concepts.

1,2,6

1

4.1 Objective test on statistics and probability terminology and examples.

4.2 Develop and demonstrate strategies and the use of hands-on activities to solve problems in statistics and probability.

1,2,3,4

1

4.2 Objective test on variety of statistics and probability problems.

4.3 Discuss culturally relevant problems to statistics and probability.

1,2,5,7

1

4.3 Given statistics and probability problems, students discuss in writing how the problems are culturally relevant to Micronesian contexts. Rubric is used.







1) COURSE CONTENT:

1. Define and use terms and concepts involving numbers, operations and computations

2. Develop strategies to compute numbers

3. Relationship of ethnomathematics and conventional mathematics

4. Define and use mathematical terms use in geometry

5. Strategies to solve geometry math problem

6. Relationship of ethnomathematics and geometry

7. Define and use mathematical terms and concepts in pattern and algebra

8. Strategies to solve pattern and algebra

9. Relationship of ethnomathematics and geometry

10. Define and use mathematical terms and concepts in probability and statistics

11. Strategies to solve probability and statistics problems

[X] Lecture [X] Cooperative learning groups

[ ] Laboratory [X] In-class exercises

[X] Audio visual [X] Demonstrations

[ ] Other ()

2) REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS:

Beckmann, S. (2017).Mathematics for Elementary Teachers w/Activities Manual (5 th ed.). Boston: Pearson.

ISBN: -10:0134392795.

3) REFERENCE MATERIALS:

4) INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS:

None

5) EVALUATION:

A comprehensive final exam will be administered at the end of the semester. Students are required to pass with a grade of C or better. Student professionalism rubrics are completed at least two times during the semester.

6) CREDIT BY EXAMINATION:

None

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