Professor Thomas H. Parker
A-346 Wells Hall tel: 353-8493
parker@math.msu.edu
Tentative Office hours:
Monday: 1:30 -2:30
Wednesday 3-4
Friday 2-3
and by appointment (email to set up time).
Goals:This course is a mathematics
course focusing on the mathematics needed for K-8 teaching. One
main goal, of course, is to acquire a solid knowledge of elementary
mathematics. But the course also spends time developing "Teacher
knowledge" for teaching mathematics, including: (i) how to
present the material in simple, clear ways, (ii) the appropriate
sequential order for developing mathematics skills, and (iii) what
the students will
find difficult and what errors they are likely to make, and (iv)
how each topic helps advance the mathematical level of the students.
Prerequisites: Math 103, 110, or 116, or placement into calculus, and a declared major in the Elementary Teaching Certification Program.
Texts: Six books are used in the course (they can be purchased individually or bundled together). The textbook serves as a guide to five actual elementary school textbooks.
Course format and Grading: are explained in the Math 201 Syllabus
Quiz and Exam Solutions: Q1 Q2 Sol'n Q3 Sol'n Q5 Sol'n Q6 Sol'n Q7 Sol'n Q8 Sol'n Q9 Sol'n Q10 Sol'n Q11 Sol'n
Exams: Exam 1 Review Exam1 Solns Exam 2 Review Exam 2 Solns Exam 3 Review Exam 3 Solns Final Exam Review Sheet
The Math Learning Center provides a friendly, supportive atmosphere to get (free!) help on homework from other students and from TAs. Sign in at the front desk (first floor A-wing of Wells Hall, across from the elevators). There is a special room (A-124) and special hours for Math 201-202:
Monday to Thursday: 1:40--4 pm and 6:20--8:40 pm.
Friday 12:30--2:50 pm.