Math 211 Course Home Page
Winter Term 2012

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Course Materials

Texts: Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: A Conceptual Approach, and Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: An Activity Approach, 9th Edition. combined pack with required Manipulative Kit.

Connect Online Homework: Purchase an account to the online homework program from McGraw-Hill's Connect.

Calculator:A scientific calculator with at least the capabilities of a TI83 is required for the 211-212-213 course series. A TI83 or TI84 is highly recommended

Course Links
Student Resources
BBN Websites
Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: A Conceptual Approach Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: An Activity Approach
WOU Resources
NCTM Standards

Both of the texts used for the 211, 212, 213 series integrate the use and study of the NCTM Standards.

In Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: A Conceptual Approach
  • Tables of the NCTM Standards and Expectations are found on the inside covers of the book.
  • The NCTM Standards appear frequently throughout the text to link the content and pedagogy to the NCTM's Principles and Standards for School Mathematics to the mathematics studied in the text.
  • Each chapter is opened with a Spotlight on Teaching and takes a close look at specific elements of the NCTM Standards that relate to the material that will be covered in the chapter.
  • In the Making Connections exercises in each section, students are asked to carefully review and discuss various elements of the text's pedagogy, such as the NCTM Standards.
In Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: An Activity Approach
  • Tables of the NCTM Standards and Expectations are found in an appendix at the end of the book.
  • At the end of each activity set there are questions that ask students to relate the activities in the activity set to the Expectations in the NCTM Standards and some questions ask students to explore features of the NCTM web resource