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Course Code: 
EDEM 320
Course Period: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
4
Course Language: 
İngilizce
Course Objectives: 
The main aim of this study is to examine the associations between different mathematical concepts, between mathematics and other courses and between mathematics and daily life
Course Content: 
Making connections between concepts and operations; different representations for mathematical concepts and rules; associating different mathematical concepts with each other; associating mathematics with other courses; associating mathematics with everyday life.

 

Course Methodology: 
1. Lecture 2. Case study 3. Discussion 4. Demonstration 5. Group work 6. Microteaching 7. Problem solving
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A. Supply type B. Multiple-choice test C. Incomplete D. True-False E. Oral exam F. Portfolio G. Performance type H. Report

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1) Associates different mathematical concepts with each other 2 1, 2, 3 A, E
2) Exemplifies different representations for mathematical concepts and rules 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 7 A, E
3) Associates mathematics with other courses 1, 3 1, 7 A, E
4) Prepares lesson plans for teaching connections between mathematical concepts 1, 3, 6, 8 3, 4,5 A, H
5) Exemplifies daily life application of different mathematics concepts 1, 2, 3, 8 3, 4,5 A, H

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Making connections between concepts and operations  
2 Making connections between concepts and operations  
3 Making connections between concepts and operations  
4 Different representations for mathematical concepts and rules  
5 Different representations for mathematical concepts and rules  
6 Different representations for mathematical concepts and rules  
7 Different representations for mathematical concepts and rules  
8 Midterm  
9 Associating different mathematical concepts with each other  
10 Associating different mathematical concepts with each other  
11 Associating mathematics with other courses  
12 Associating mathematics with other courses  
13 Associating mathematics with everyday life  
14 Associating mathematics with everyday life  

 

Recommended Sources

RESOURCES
Compulsory Van de Walle, J.A., Karp, K.S., & Bay Williams, J.M. (2013). Elementary and middle school mathematics: Teaching developmentally. 8th Edition. Boston: Pearson.
Recommended Course Notes

 

Material Sharing

COURSE MATERIALS 
Documents  
Assignments
  1. Lesson Plan for teaching the relationship between mathematics and daily life
  2. Implementing this Lesson Plan in a classroom
Exams Midterm and final exams

 

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES Quantity Percentage
Midterm 1 30
Final 1 40
Assignment 2 30
Total   100
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall Grade   40
Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade   60
Total   100

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM OUTCOMES
No Program Outcomes Level of contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Knows historical, cultural and scientific developments of the mathematical concepts covered in elementary school mathematics curriculum         X
2 Applies fundamental mathematical and geometric concepts into other disciplines and real life situations         X
3 Applies mathematical processes (e.g. problem solving, proving theorems, etc.) into given cases accurately.         X
4 Plans mathematics teaching process in line with the elementary school curriculum’s vision, philosophy and goals         X
5 Uses teaching strategies and techniques that are appropriate for students’ age, grade level, individual differences and readiness level         X
6 Applies mathematical processes (e.g. problem solving, proving theorems, etc.) into given cases accurately. X        
7 Uses and develops appropriate resources and materials to teach mathematics         X
8 Monitors students’ learning process, development and achievement and assesses them by using appropriate assessment tools       X  
9 Improves professional knowledge by following recent issues in mathematics education     X    
10 Contributes to the development of mathematics education by doing scientific research X        

 

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total Workload (Hour)
Course hours (including the exam week: 15 x total course) 15 3 45
Hours for off-the-classroom study (pre-study, practice) 15 1 15
Midterm 1 5 5
Assignment 2 10 20
Final 1 15 15
Total Workload     100
Total Workload / 25 (hours)     4
ECTS     4