MATH 5020

Arithmetic for Middle Grades Teachers

Fall 2009


Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 – 3:15 pm in room 322 Boyd Graduate Studies



Dr. Sybilla Beckmann, Professor of Mathematics

501 Boyd Graduate Studies Building


sybilla at uga dot edu


Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:50 am – 12:20 pm and Wednesdays 1 – 1:45 pm. You are always welcome to make an appointment to see me at other times or to e-mail me or call me with questions. Please contact me as soon as possible if an illness or emergency prevents you from attending class.


Writing Intensive Program (WIP) Teaching Assitant:


Laura Nunley

427F Boyd Graduate Studies             


lnunley at math dot uga dot edu          


Office hours: Mondays 12:15-1:15 and Tuesdays 3:15-4:15                                    

You are always welcome to make an appointment to see Laura at other times or to e-mail or call with questions.




Information about and policies of this section of MATH 5020


MATH 7020 (graduate credit) information


Assignments, test schedules, and announcements




Websites of special relevance:

The textbook's website with chapter by chapter links of interest

For the Georgia Performance Standards in math, go to:

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards and Focal Points

Textbooks used in Singapore: Primary Mathematics 1A, 1B (first grade) through 6A, 6B (sixth grade)

Translations of textbooks used in Japan: (Tokyo ShosekiÕs Mathematics for Elementary School)

Other websites of interest:

Project INTERMATH, which focuses on building teachers' mathematical content knowledge through mathematical investigations that are supported by technology

Problems and tasks that Sybilla Beckmann wrote for her 6th graders during the 2004/2005 school year organized according to the grade 6 Georgia Performance Standards


The National Council on Teacher Quality report, No Common Denominator (June 2008), describes UGAÕs program for preparing elementary teachers in math as exemplary and ranks BeckmannÕs textbook first. See the NCTQ publications page to download the report.