Part 1. Review the Goals of MATH 201

MATH 201 Course Description: In-depth exploration of concepts in mathematics for elementary teachers, including division, proportional relationships, number theory, and algebra with a focus on reasoning, sense-making, problem solving, and communicating mathematical ideas. Includes analysis of childrens mathematical thinking and connections to the elementary mathematics curriculum.

The purpose of this course is to provide opportunities for students to do mathematics while developing their understanding of critical mathematical concepts and procedures and continued development of mathematical habits of mind. Students will achieve the following course objectives in relation to the strands of mathematical proficiency:

Part 2: Written Reflection

Type your responses to the following, providing details in your responses, with at least one-well developed paragraph for each part.

Engagement in MATH 201 Learning Opportunities

Attendance Indicate which of the following describes your attendance and explain with specific details.

Fully Engaged I have attended class regularly.

Partially Engaged I have attended class somewhat regularly.

Minimally Engaged I have attended class occasionally.

Not Engaged I never have attended class.

Class Participation Indicate which of the following describes your engagement in class participation and explain with specific details.

Fully Engaged I have participated regularly in class activities and discussions.

Partially Engaged I have participated somewhat regularly in class activities and discussions.

Minimally Engaged I rarely have participated in class activities and discussions.

Not Engaged I never have participated in class activities and discussions.

Homework Assignments Indicate which of the following describes your engagement in e-textbook homework assignments and explain with specific details.

Fully Engaged I have completed all or most homework assignments and submitted them by the posted due dates.

Partially Engaged I have completed most homework assignments but submitted some of them after the posted due dates.

Minimally Engaged I have completed some homework assignments throughout the semester.

Not Engaged I stopped completing homework assignments at some point during the semester.

Progress in Developing Strands of Mathematical Proficiency (see definitions above)

Conceptual Understanding Indicate which of the following describes your progress thus far in developing conceptual understanding and explain with specific details.

5 = Excellent

4 = Very good

3 = Satisfactory

2 = Needs improvement

1 = Needs lots of improvement

Procedural Fluency Indicate which of the following describes your progress thus far in developing procedural fluency and explain with specific details.

5 = Excellent

4 = Very good

3 = Satisfactory

2 = Needs improvement

1 = Needs lots of improvement

Strategic Competence Indicate which of the following describes your progress thus far in developing strategic competence and explain with specific details.

5 = Excellent

4 = Very good

3 = Satisfactory

2 = Needs improvement

1 = Needs lots of improvement

Adaptive Reasoning Indicate which of the following describes your progress thus far in developing adaptive reasoning and explain with specific details.

5 = Excellent

4 = Very good

3 = Satisfactory

2 = Needs improvement

1 = Needs lots of improvement

Productive Disposition Indicate which of the following describes your progress thus far in developing productive disposition and explain with specific details.

5 = Excellent

4 = Very good

3 = Satisfactory

2 = Needs improvement

1 = Needs lots of improvement

Vision for Learning What motivates you to learn the mathematics in MATH 201? Knowing that the mathematics courses you will take after MATH 201 will continue to develop your mathematical knowledge for teaching, what vision do you have for your future learning in those courses? What habits or patterns would you like to keep? What habits or patterns would you like to change? What new goals do you have for yourself as a learner of mathematics? Why will these goals be important to you as a future teacher?