Courses I teach

Courses at Normandale

updated May, 2013

Math 1050 Mathematical Foundations I

This is the first of three math content courses for intending elementary teachers and the only required math content course for special education licensure students. Its purpose is to give future teachers the mathematical background necessary to choose and design mathematics lessons. There is a growing body of research indicating that elementary teachers need not just more mathematical knowledge to teach well; they need a specialized mathematical knowledge. This course is aimed at that specialized knowledge for teaching, with a focus on number.
I typically teach one or two sections of this course each year. I am scheduled to teach one section Fall 2013.

EDUC 2101 Educational Technology

This is a new course at Normandale, as a result of a partner program shuffling courses around. I had time to plan this course Spring 2013 and will teach it for the first time Fall 2013. The foundational text for the course will be Seymour Papert’s Mindstorms.

Math 1060 Mathematical Foundations II

This is the second of three math content courses for intending elementary teachers; it follows up on Math 1050. The course focuses on geometry and measurement.

I teach at least one section of this per year. I am scheduled to teach one Spring 2014.

Math 1100 College Algebra

College-level algebra course with analysis and graphing of functions and emphasis on applications. Linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; combinatorics, probability, inequalities, systems of equations and inequalities, and complex numbers.

I usually teach one section of this course each semester. I am scheduled to teach one section Fall 2013.

Math 1510 Calculus I

I most recently taught Calculus I Fall 2010.

MATH 1520 CALCULUS II

I most recently taught Calculus II Spring 2012.

Math 0500/0600/0700 Elementary and Intermediate Algebra 
(Math Center)

I taught two sections each semester over the last year. I am not scheduled to be in the Math Center in the next couple of semesters.

Courses at other institutions

Math 121 Calculus I (at MSU, Mankato)

I taught this fall semester 2006.

Math 181 Intuitive Calculus (at MSU, Mankato)

This course is required for elementary licensure students who are pursuing a middle-school mathematics specialty. It focuses on the major ideas of calculus-limits, differentiation and integration-with an emphasis on the concept of change over mathematical formalism. I taught this course in fall 2008.

Math 201 Elements of Mathematics I (at MSU, Mankato)

This is the first of two math content courses for intending elementary teachers and the only required math content course for special education licensure students. Its purpose is to give future teachers the mathematical background necessary to choose and design mathematics lessons. There is a growing body of research indicating that elementary teachers need not just more mathematical knowledge to teach well; they need a specialized mathematical knowledge. This course is aimed at that specialized knowledge for teaching, with a focus on number.

Math 202 Elements of Mathematics II (at MSU, Mankato)

This is the second of two math content courses for intending elementary teachers; it follows up on Math 201. The course focuses on geometry, data, probability and algebra.

Math 483 Advanced Perspectives on 5-8 Mathematics (at MSU, Mankato)

This course focuses on the math content and pedagogy relevant to the middle grades for secondary licensure students. There is a special emphasis on curriculum and planning, and on learning to think and solve problems like a middle school student.

ED 317 Mathematics for the Elementary School Classroom (at St Olaf College)

This course is a summer-only version of elementary methods that ran 2003-2007.

CI 5821 Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School (at the University of Minnesota)

I taught this elementary methods course twice- in the fall and spring of the 2005-2006 academic year.

ME 5314 Teaching and Learning Mathematics at the (University of Minnesota)

I taught this introductory master’s course in the fall of 2005.

ME 5021 Algebraic Structures in School Mathematics (University of Minnesota)

I taught this secondary algebra methods course in the fall of 2005.

ME 5031 Geometric Structures in School Mathematics (University of Minnesota)

I taught two sections of this secondary geometry methods course in the spring of 2006.

ME 5821 Teaching Probability and Statistics (University of Minnesota)

I taught this master’s course in the spring of 2006.

2 responses to “Courses I teach

  1. Hi, a group of teachers from Hastings Middle School attended the CMP conference last February and were given your website in order to download files for the interactive whiteboards. We are especially interested in the Wumps and Tupelo Township activities that were shown at the conference. When we tried to get to the activities at your website, it said that the file could not be found. Is there any way you could let us know how we could get your CMP whiteboard/smartboard activites?

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