Algebra for Middle Grades Teachers
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30 – 1:45 pm in room 322 Boyd Graduate Studies
Dr. Sybilla Beckmann, Professor of Mathematics
501 Boyd Graduate Studies Building
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:
427F Boyd Graduate Studies
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.
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.