MATH 5035

Algebra for Middle Grades Teachers

Fall 2009

 

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30 – 1:45 pm in room 322 Boyd Graduate Studies

 

Instructor:

Dr. Sybilla Beckmann, Professor of Mathematics

501 Boyd Graduate Studies Building

706-542-2548 

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             

706-542-2619

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.

 

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Information about and policies of this section of MATH 5035

 

MATH 7035 (graduate credit) information

 

Assignments, test schedules, and announcements

 

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Websites of special relevance:

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

For the Georgia Performance Standards in math, go to: https://www.georgiastandards.org/Standards/Pages/BrowseStandards/MathStandards.aspx

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards and Focal Points

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

Translations of textbooks used in Japan: http://www.globaledresources.com/ (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 NCTQ publications page for links to the report.