Topics in Teaching Elementary/Junior High School Mathematics
|Number Theory||Spring 2010|
|M 3:00 - 4:50; WF 3:00 - 3:50||600 SEO|
|Instructor Bonnie Saunders|
|February 15||Identify Identities 2|
|February 15||Four Methods for gcd|
|February 15||gcd Practice|
|February 15||Identify Identities 1|
|February 15||Problem Sets 1 - 5|
|January 11||Problem Portfolio Description|
|January 11||Problem Set #1 -- WORD file|
|January 11||Hexite Number System|
|January 11||Four Score|
|January 11||ascii code|
|January 11||Course Description|
This problem-based course presents classical topics of elementary number theory and how they pertain to teaching the elementary and Junior High School mathematics. Topics include prime numbers, GCF, LCM, division algorithm, Euclidean algorithm and the extended Euclidean algorithm. Several applications, including cryptography, will be presented using middle grade materials. The course prepares the teacher for using the CryptoClub materials with middle grade students.
|The Cryptoclub: Using Mathematics to Make and Break Secret Codes
by Janet Beissinger and Vera Pless.
|Workbook for The Cryptoclub: Using Mathematics to Make and Break Secret Codes
by Janet Beissinger and Vera Pless. You may download this for free from the A.K. Peters website.
|TI-83/84 or TI-83/84 Plus or equivalent graphing calculator.|
--Last updated August 2009 by Bonnie Saunders