 
Summary: Syllabus for Math 207, Mathematical Problem Solving, Spring 2010
Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Arnold
email: arnoldea@math.jmu.edu
Phone: 5686532
URL: www.math.jmu.edu/~arnoldea
Office: Roop 111
Office Hours: M,W,F 12:101:10pm and by appointment.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Development of effective problemsolving strategies based on problems from con
tent areas of mathematics to include algebra, geometry, data analysis, and probability. This course fulfills the
requirements for licensure of prospective early childhood, elementary, and middle school teachers. Prerequisites:
Math 107 and Math 108
TEXT: Fundamental Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers, 2nd edition, Darken. We will
cover chapters 7, 8 and 9. Supplemental material will be provided.
SUPPLIES: Ruler with both metric and American units, Calculator
SPECIAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
IDLS Assessment Test: All IDLS majors are required to take a mathematics assessment test at the beginning
of the Math 107 course and at the end of the Math 207 course. The assessment is given in Ashby lab on a dropin
basis and must be taken sometime during April 1223, 2010. Please be aware that a grade of I (INCOMPLETE)
will be given if the test is NOT taken by April 23. Your score on the assessment will NOT affect your grade
in this course. Please do as well as you can on the assessment. JMU uses this as a form of evaluation of the
