 
Summary: Syllabus for Math 107, Fundamentals of Mathematics I, Fall 2010
Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Arnold
email: arnoldea@math.jmu.edu
Phone: 5686532
URL: www.math.jmu.edu/~arnoldea
Office: Roop 111
Office Hours: MWF 12:101:10pm, and by appointment.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is the first in a series of three that are required for the IDLS
major. Topics covered include number systems, number operations, fractions, quantitative reasoning and
number theory. This course partially fulfills the requirements for licensure of prospective early childhood,
elementary, and middle school teachers.
TEXT: Reconceptualizing Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers, by Sowder, Sowder and Nickerson.
We will cover Chapters 111 in Math 107.
MathPortal: You should purchase this subscription from the bookstore. For $10, you will have access to
the MathPortal for 2 years. After you purchase the registration, go to
http://courses.bfwpub.com/reconceptmath.php and click on "register". This is where you will see your
grades, assignments and supplementary materials. Please register before coming to class the first day.
SUPPLIES: Clear plastic ruler with both metric and American units, pencil, Calculator, 3 ring notebook.
SPECIAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
IDLS Assessment Test: All IDLS majors are required to take a mathematics assessment test at the begin
