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Math 266: Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers**

**Texts . ***Mathematics for Elementary Teachers with Activities (Fourth Edition) *by Sybilla Beckmann. The access code is not required.

We will cover the material of chapters 1-7.2.

**Prerequisites .** Two years of high school mathematics; RESTRICTED to elementary education students

**Instructor .** Professor Rachel Roberts

Send email to Prof. Roberts at roberts@math.wustl.edu.

**Office .** Cupples I 106, 935-8527

**Office Hours.** TBA, in my office: Cupples I, 106

**Meeting Time and Place.** TTh 10-11:30am in Cupples I, room 218

**Main goal: **To become fluent in the mathematics
taught at the elementary school level. An emphasis will be placed on
understanding concepts (i.e., why things work).

**Homework.** There will be weekly homework
sets, due Thursdays 5pm. Homework due dates will be strict; however, I
will drop the two lowest homework scores.

There will be a lot of in-class work, including
presentations.

**Exams .** There will be two exams: an in-class midterm exam on Thursday, March 5, 2014, and a final exam 6-8 pm on Tuesday, May 5, 2014.

**Grading System .** Your grade will be based on the following.

Homework |
30% |

In-class Work |
20% |

Midterm Exam |
20% |

Final Exam |
30% |

**
Students taking the course with the "Credit/No Credit" ("Pass/Fail")
grading option must earn a grade of "D" or better to receive a "pass".**

**
Any students taking the course on an "audit" basis should talk with the
instructor** **to determine what criteria will be used to award a grade of "successful audit."**