# MTH 213 All Participations

MTH/213

Mathematics for Elementary Educators I

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MTH 213 Week 1 A Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers, Ch. 1

Read Ch. 1, “An Introduction to Problem Solving,” of A Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers.

MTH 213 Week 1 A Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers, Ch. 2

Read Ch. 2, “Introduction to Logic and Sets,” of A Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers

Do children solve problems differently than adults? Explain why and what a teacher may do to help them.

MTH 213 Week 1 NCTM Principles, Standards, and Expectations

Read the Principles, Standards, and Expectations from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).

The NCTM states that it is important to focus on the process when teaching mathematics. What does this mean? Give a specific example.

MTH 213 Week 1 Math on the Street

Watch “Math on the Street” from University of Phoenix.

MTH 213 Week 1 Weekly Content and Resources

Discuss this week’s content and resources. Share any areas that were challenging for you and suggest strategies to help classmates with areas of difficulty.

MTH 213 Week 2 A Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers, Ch. 3

Read the following scenario, and formulate the response you might give the parent:

A parent of one your students is questioning your use of manipulatives in the classroom. They think using manipulatives is too simplistic and that the child is not learning the concepts needed to count. What might you say to this parent to justify your use of manipulatives?

MTH 213 Week 2 A Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers, Ch. 4

Read Ch. 4, “Number Theory,” of A Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers

MTH 213 Week 2 Problem-Solving – Number Problems

Watch “Problem-Solving – Number Problems” from SAGE in this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.

MTH 213 Week 2 Exploring Various Ways to Add Numbers – Ms. Cowager, Clip 2

Watch “Cowager Clip 2” in the “Exploring Various Ways to Add Numbers – Ms. Cowager” video series from Educational Impact.

Note: This video is from the Classroom Lessons Un-narrated program.

Reflect on how Ms. Cowager interacts with the students:

How does she ensure that all of the students understand the directions?

How do the students use manipulatives to complete the task?

MTH 213 Week 2 Musically Introducing Math Concepts

Watch “Musically Introducing Math Concepts” from Educational Impact.

MTH 213 Week 3 A Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers, Ch. 5

Read Ch. 5, “Integers,” of A Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers.

MTH 213 Week 3 A Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers, Ch. 6

Provide a fourth-grade level explanation of the meaning of the top number and the bottom number in a fraction. What type of activity could be used to help explain this concept to children while teaching them how to write fractions meaningfully?

MTH 213 Week 3 Fraction Manipulatives

What are some manipulatives that can help students comprehend fractions and integers better than calculating with pencil and paper?

MTH 213 Week 3 Fraction Wall

Watch “Fraction Wall” from SAGE in this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.

MTH 213 Week 3 Division Using Math Manipulatives, Clip 1

Watch “VanCleve-Petteys Clip 1” in the “Division Using Math Manipulatives – Ms. VanCleve and Ms. Petteys” video series from Educational Impact.

Note: This video is from the Classroom Lessons Un-narrated program.

Reflect on how Ms. VanCleve and Ms. Petteys provide opportunities for the students to interact with each other and with the large class:

What are some ways they use manipulatives to teach these concepts?

MTH 213 Week 4 A Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers, Ch. 7

Read Sections 7.1 and 7.2 in Ch. 7, “Rational Numbers as Decimals and Percent,” of A Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers.

MTH 213 Week 4 A Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers, Ch. 8

Read Ch. 8, “Real Numbers and Algebraic Thinking,” in A Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers.

MTH 213 Week 4 MyMathLab® Videos

MTH 213 Week 4 Algebra Handshake

Watch “Algebra Handshake” from SAGE in this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.

MTH 213 Week 4 Weekly Content and Resources

Discuss this week’s content and resources. Share any areas that were challenging for you and suggest strategies to help classmates with areas of difficulty.

MTH 213 Week 5 Electronic Reserve Readings

MTH 213 Week 5 Dor Abrahamson on How to Make Math Meaningful

Watch “Dor Abrahamson on How to Make Math Meaningful” from Edutopia®.

MTH 213 Week 5 Conceptual Understanding of Mathematics

Select one of the mathematics concepts from this course.

Discuss the following:

What are some ways that you can make this mathematics concept meaningful for children?

How will you ensure that your future students will understand the math you teach so they can solve problems in the real world?

MTH 213 Week 5 Patterns in Elementary Mathematics

Research patterns in elementary mathematics.

Discuss the following:

Why is it important to be able to find and understand patterns in mathematics?

What other subject areas use patterns?

How has your understanding of the use of patterns changed over the past 5 weeks?

MTH 213 Week 5 Weekly Objectives and Standards

Think back to your own K-12 math classroom experiences. What did your teacher do that helped you learn mathematical concepts? What might your teacher have done differently? Explain your answer.