Two Courses in Mathematics Education for Prospective
and Practicing K-12 Teachers and Others

Offered Fall 2018 at NMSU
Each of these courses earns attendees 3 hours of math credit.



Course 1:
Math 112 Section 1
Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics II
Instructor: Pat Baggett, baggett@nmsu.edu, (575) 646-2039
MWF 10:30 - 11:20
Walden Hall room 232

First class: Wednesday, August 15, 2018
This is the second required course in math for Elementary Education majors. Materials will be presented as lesson plans that can be used in elementary and middle grades (and some can be adapted for high school). Most lessons will have a large "hands- on" component using projects and technology, including the TI-108 and TI-83/84 calculators. We will not use a text book, but instead we will have a course pack with materials from Breaking Away from the Math Book: Creative Projects for Grades K-6 (2004), Breaking Away from the Math Book II: More Creative Projects for Grades K-8 (2004), and Breaking Away from the Algebra and Geometry Book: Original and Traditional Lessons for Grades K-8, as well as extensive handouts and units on the website, https://www.math.nmsu.edu/~breakingaway/index.html. There are no tests in the class! We hope that you will find some of the units suitable to try with students in your future classes.

Syllabus of the Math 112 Course



Course 2:
Math 111 and Math 511
Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I
Instructor: Pat Baggett, baggett@nmsu.edu, (575) 646-2039
Walden Hall room 232

First class: Wednesday, August 15, 2018
This is the first required course in math for Elementary Education majors. Students in this course are primarily preservice K-8 teachers, but there will also be a few graduate students from the College of Education enrolled. As is the case with the course described above, materials will be presented as lesson plans that can be used in elementary and middle grades (and some can be adapted for high school). Most lessons will have a large "hands- on" component using projects and technology, including the TI-108 and TI-83/84 calculators. We will not use a text book, but instead we will have a course pack with materials from Breaking Away from the Math Book: Creative Projects for Grades K-6 (2004), Breaking Away from the Math Book II: More Creative Projects for Grades K-8 (2004), and Breaking Away from the Algebra and Geometry Book: Original and Traditional Lessons for Grades K-8, as well as extensive handouts and units on the website, https://www.math.nmsu.edu/~breakingaway/index.html. There are no tests in the class!

Syllabus of the Math 111/511 Course

A super cool link: Breaking Away from the Math Book