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Course Code: 
EDEM 423
Course Period: 
Autumn
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
2
Credits: 
2
ECTS: 
3
Course Language: 
İngilizce
Course Objectives: 
The main aim of this study is to discuss the importance and the ways of teaching problem solving in mathematics education
Course Content: 
Justifying accuracy and validity of the inferences; making logical generalizations and inferences; using mathematical patterns and relations when analyzing a mathematical situation; estimating the outcome of operations and measures using strategies such as rounding, grouping appropriate numbers, using first or last digits, or using strategies they have developed; making estimations by taking into account a specific reference point.

 

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) Defines logical reasoning 2 1 A, E
2) Exemplifies different situations in which logical reasoning needed 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 7 A, E
3) Constructs meaningful problems for enhancing students’ logical reasoning 1, 3 1, 7 A, E
4) Prepares lesson plans for enhancing students’ students’ logical reasoning abilities 1, 3, 6, 8 3, 4,5 A, H
5) Implements lessons for enhancing students’ logical reasoning abilities 1, 2, 3, 8 3, 4,5 A, H

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Logical Reasoning  
2 Making logical generalizations and inferences  
3 Justifying accuracy and validity of the inferences  
4 Justifying accuracy and validity of the inferences  
5 Using mathematical patterns and relations when analyzing a mathematical situation  
6 Using mathematical patterns and relations when analyzing a mathematical situation  
7 Using mathematical patterns and relations when analyzing a mathematical situation  
8 Midterm  
9 Estimating the outcome of operations and measures (rounding, grouping appropriate numbers)  
10 Estimating the outcome of operations and measures (using first or last digits)  
11 Estimating the outcome of operations and measures (using alternative strategies)  
12 Making estimations by taking into account a specific reference point  
13 Making estimations by taking into account a specific reference point  
14 Making estimations by taking into account a specific reference point  

 

Recommended Sources

RESOURCES
Compulsory  
Recommended Course Notes

 

Material Sharing

COURSE MATERIALS 
Documents  
Assignments
  1. Lesson Plan for enhancing students’ logical reasoning abilities
  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 2 30
Hours for off-the-classroom study (pre-study, practice) 15 1 15
Midterm 1 5 5
Assignment 2 5 10
Final 1 15 15
Total Workload     75
Total Workload / 25 (hours)     3
ECTS     3