# Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I

## Calendar

This is a tentative schedule that may be changed based on the needs of the students, the needs of the instructor, or any apocalyptic events that may occur during the semester.

### 1:

Monday

#### Introductions

Wednesday

Prepare alt algorithm presentations

#### Alternate algorithms

Friday

Finish alternate algorithms

### 2:

Monday

Q&A assignment for Never Say What a Kid Can Say

Discuss Q&A

#### Problem solving

Wednesday

try pizza problem (about 30 mins)

Daily quiz (peer)

#### Problem solving

Friday

try Gauss worksheet (first three problems)

Daily quiz (hybrid)

#### Gauss's method

*** Last day to drop full-semester courses with no record ***

### 3:

Monday

Q&A assignment for Equality (p. 9-24)

finish Gauss worksheet

Daily quiz (group)

#### Venn diagrams

Wednesday

finish Venn problem worksheet

Daily quiz (bonus)

#### Venn diagrams

Friday

set notation (first 2 problems)

### 4:

Monday

Read "Use Matrix Logic" in canvas Content for Problem Solving

#### Matrix logic

Wednesday

Review day

Friday

Exam I

• notesheet allowed (1 page, 1-sided, handwritten)
• no calculators!

### 5:

Monday

Q&A assignment for CCSS Learning Progression: K-2 Operations (p. 6-21)

New groups, discuss exam, review Q&A

Wednesday

finish types & unknowns

Daily quiz

Friday

classify problems on relative difficulty

Daily quiz

### 6:

Monday

Q&A assignment for CCSS Learning Progression: Operations Appendix (p. 36-39)

Daily quiz

#### CCSS solution strategies (K-2)

Wednesday

prepare solution strategies

Daily quiz

Friday

Daily quiz

### 7:

Monday

Q&A assignment for CCSS Learning Progression: Grade 3-5 Operations (p. 22-32)

Daily quiz

#### CCSS multiplication/division (3-5)

• discuss "equal groups": (# groups) × (# per group) = product
• multiplication is when the product is unknown
• partitive division is when # of partitions is KNOWN (# per group unknown)
• quotative division is when # per group is KNOWN (# groups unknown)
• discuss array/area, multiplicative comparison
• start remainders
Wednesday

finish remainders

Daily quiz

#### CCSS multiplication/division (3-5)

Friday

Create an interview questions (bring 2 copies without labels for problem types/unknowns)

Daily quiz

### 8:

Monday

extra practice: 3.1, CA 50, CA 51, CA 53-55, 4.1, CA 72

Wednesday

#### Exam 2

• notesheet allowed (1 page, 1-sided, handwritten)
Friday Discuss exam

~~~ Spring break ~~~

### 9:

Monday

New groups

#### Place value

• introduction to the Base 5
• base blocks
Wednesday

read Place value would be so useful right now (not Q&A)

try covering your bases (change tick marks to "5")

#### Historic enumeration systems

Friday

finish enumeration activity

(optional) Egyptian numeral practice

### 10:

Monday

(optional) Mayan numeral practice

Daily quiz

#### Arithmetic

Wednesday

Class cancelled—MSP Grant Meeting

Friday

CCSS Interview Project (early early bird, +2 bonus)

finish multiplication

Daily quiz

#### Arithmetic

• why do mathematicans confuse Halloween and Christmas?
• finish multiplication
• division: partitive and quotative

*** Last day to withdraw from full-semester courses ***

### 11:

Monday

finish division

Daily quiz

#### Error patterns

Wednesday

finish first nine error patterns

Daily quiz

#### Error patterns

Friday

watch Sea of zeros

optional extra practice with error patterns

Daily quiz

### 12:

Monday

CCSS Interview Project (early bird, +1 bonus)

Daily quiz

#### Negative numbers

• negative × negative = positive
Wednesday

Review day

Friday

#### Exam 3

• notesheet allowed (1 page, 1-sided, handwritten)

### 13:

Monday Class canceled—Math Retreat
Wednesday

CCSS Interview Project (final due date)

New groups

#### Unique factorization theorem

• hot dogs (10) vs. buns (8)
• factors, multiples, GCF, LCM
• conjecture: A * B = LCM(A, B) * GCF(A, B)
Friday

Chapter 8.5 - 1, 2, 4 (p. 340)

### 14:

Monday

Chapter 8.5 - 9, 10 (p. 340)

#### Unique factorization theorem

Wednesday

optional, try mystery number

#### Properties of operations

Friday

finish properties

recommended Chapters 3.2 - 9, 12 (p. 110-111)

### 15:

Monday

properties challenge

Evaluations / Updated grading scale / Check homework

#### Review

Wednesday

Bring 8 copies of practice tests to pilot with two different groups

#### Review

• clean out folders
• topics
• pilot practice tests

Submit practice test (PDF) and key to Canvas by noon on Thursday

Friday

### Common final exam

• Cummulative
• One page notes (1-sided, handwritten)
• NO calculators!
• Return Interview projects