Math 111, Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I
Instructor -- Pavel Guerzhoy
The class meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10:30 - 11:20am at 403, Keller Hall.
Office: 501, Keller Hall (5-th floor)
e-mail: pavel(at)math(dot)hawaii(dot)edu (usually, I respond to e-mail messages within a day)
Office hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9:30-10:20, 11:30-12:30
In this class we use the classnotes
Mathematics for Educators by Joel L. Weiner
To learn basic concepts of mathematical thinking and argumentation.
The course contains a combination of concepts and ideas. To understand the material means
to be able to apply it in answering questions supplying your answers with clear, mathematically correct explanations.
At the end of the day, your grade will reflect your ability to do that. Evaluation scheme:
Final exam will take place on Monday, May 7, 9:45 - 11:45 and
count for 30% of the final grade. The exam is cumulative (it covers all the material).
Mid-term test, which covers the material of
Chapters 1 and 2 from the notes counts for 30% of the final grade.
Quizzes will be given almost weekly, and the average grade for the quizzes counts for 40% of the final grade.
Every quiz consists of one or more questions taken from the homework.
The following are not part of the grading scheme:
However, missing the classes one misses at least the quizzes which are considerable a part of the grade.
The homework will be given every class, and the questions proposed for quizzes are taken either
from the homework or from the questions considered previously in class. In most cases, these are questions from the classnotes. Thus, if a portion of the text is considered in class,
you are responsible for the questions from this postion.The homework is not graded, however,
the same questions appear on quizzes, and it is important to be ready to answer them.