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Syllabus for Math 207, Mathematical Problem Solving, Spring 2010 Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Arnold
 

Summary: Syllabus for Math 207, Mathematical Problem Solving, Spring 2010
Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Arnold
e-mail: arnoldea@math.jmu.edu
Phone: 568-6532
URL: www.math.jmu.edu/~arnoldea
Office: Roop 111
Office Hours: M,W,F 12:10-1:10pm and by appointment.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Development of effective problem-solving 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 drop-in
basis and must be taken sometime during April 12-23, 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

  

Source: Arnold, Elizabeth A. - Department of Mathematics and Statistics, James Madison University

 

Collections: Mathematics