MATH 5030

Geometry for Middle Grades Teachers

University of Georgia

Spring 2011

 

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 12:20 – 1:10 pm in room 304 Boyd Graduate Studies.  

 

Instructor:

Dr. Sybilla Beckmann, Professor of Mathematics

501 Boyd Graduate Studies Building

706-542-2548

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Please contact me as soon as possible (by email or phone) if an illness or emergency prevents you from attending class.

 

Sybilla BeckmannÕs office hours: Mondays 2:30 – 3:30 pm and Thursdays 8:30 – 9:30 pm in room 501 Boyd Graduate Studies. You are always welcome to make an appointment to see me at other times or to e-mail me or call me with questions.

 

Writing Intensive Program (WIP) Teaching Assitant:

Theresa Brons

434G Boyd Graduate Studies Building

706-542-2618

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Theresa BronsÕs office hours: Wednesdays and Fridays 11am - 12 noon in room 434G Boyd Graduate Studies. You are always welcome to make an appointment to see Theresa at other times (such as before 11 am on Wednesdays and Fridays; after 2:30 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays; or after 3:30 pm on Tuesdays) or to e-mail or call with questions.

 

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WEBSITES:

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

Websites on K-12 math standards:

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Most states, including Georgia, have adopted these new standards, and will phase them in over the next few years. A PDF file of the standards have been posted on eLearning Commons.

The Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) in math can be found at the link: https://www.georgiastandards.org/Standards/Pages/BrowseSTandards/MathStandards.aspx

The Frameworks accompanying the Georgia Performance Standards, as well as a link to ÒQuestioning Ideas for the Classroom,Ó can be found at the link: https://www.georgiastandards.org/Frameworks/Pages/BrowseFrameworks/math.aspx

An interesting blog about the GPS: Elaboration of the Georgia Performance Standards: Mathematics

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards and Focal Points

Websites for some elementary and middle grades math texts:

Math Expressions (Kindergarten – Grade 5)

Connected Mathematics (Grades 6 – 8)

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:

Modeling Middle School Mathematics website of videos

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