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MATH STANDARDS

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Office location - LS 235

phone 815-1215

e-mail jtroutma@ycp.edu.

Hours: Monday 5-5:30, Tuesday 2-5, Wednesday 5-5:30, Thursday 11-11:45.

My home phone number is 840-4000.

A course to be taken with SE355 Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School. This course will cover the mathematics content of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Principles and Standards and relate those standards to the teaching of mathematics at the secondary level.

Co Requisite: SE355 or permission of the Coordinator of Secondary Education Mathematics.

Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, March, 2000.

To have the student learn the vision of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

NCTM VisionJan 27

PrinciplesJan 29, Feb 3

Processing StandardsFeb 5, 12, 24, Mar 12, 31, Apr 7

Content StandardsFeb 10, Mar 10, Apr 2, 9, 14

GeometryFeb 17, 19

AlgebraMar 17 - 24

ArithmeticApr 23 – 30

Students are expected to attend all classes. Missed work may not be made up.

In general, your grade will be determined by the method outlined in the syllabus (i.e. a mid-term and a final). However, in all situations, your interest, attitude, classroom contributions, enthusiasm, etc., will be considered before assigning a final grade.

The student has a fundamental responsibility in the evaluation of this course and the instructor. This responsibility includes but is not limited to completion of a “Teaching and Course Observation” form and the right to submit positive and/or negative comments to the chair of the Education Department.

Students are expected to competently analyze, synthesize, organize, and articulate course material in papers, examinations, and presentations. In addition, students should employ standard conventions of English usage in both writing and speaking. Students having difficulty meeting writing standards are encouraged to visit the college writing center. Students are encouraged to use word processors.

When it is believed that a student has committed an act of academic dishonesty, the instructor will notify the student and the Dean of Academic Affairs, and the student will receive a grade of “0" in the course. In addition, I will forward a copy of the report to the Chair of the Education Department with a request that the student(s) be dropped from the education program.

Students who wish may use calculators during class and in testing situations. Test will not be designed for calculator use so that students without calculators will not be penalized.

- Students will have read the sections to be covered for that day. You should be prepared to ask questions concerning the information and examples in the texts.

- The instructor will cover the material in the assigned section on the overhead screen or in a PowerPoint presentation. He will give examples and solve problems. The student is responsible for asking for clarification or additional practice.

- Homework will be assigned.

- Note my office hours.
- Form study groups.
- Visit my web page http://goose.ycp.edu/~jtroutma
(Note that there is no n at the end of jtroutma.)

standards.nctm.org

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Read:

- NCTM Principles and Standards p 3-8.