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Course Code: 
EDEM 424
Course Period: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
2
Credits: 
2
ECTS: 
4
Course Language: 
İngilizce
Course Objectives: 
The main aim of this study is to discuss the importance of modeling in mathematics teaching and contemporary teaching strategies to develop students’ mathematical modelling abilities.
Course Content: 
Mathematical modeling and problem solving; modeling in mathematics teaching; cycle of mathematical modeling (problem identification, manipulation, prediction and verification), model development steps; model development principles; the application of modeling activities in mathematics classes and the role of the teacher; preparing mathematical modeling activities and monitoring students' mathematical thinking processes.

 

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) Explains the importance of mathematical modeling 2 1 A, E
2) Constructs the mathematical model of a given situation 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 7 A, E
3) Explains the cycle of mathematical modeling 1, 3 1, 7 A, E
4) Prepares mathematical modeling activities 1, 3, 6, 8 3, 4,5 A, H
5) Monitors students' mathematical thinking processes 1, 2, 3, 8 3, 4,5 A, H

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Mathematical modeling  
2 Mathematical modeling and problem solving  
3 Modeling in mathematics teaching  
4 Cycle of mathematical modeling (problem identification, manipulation, prediction and verification)  
5 Model development steps  
6 Model development principles  
7 Model development principles  
8 Midterm  
9 The application of modeling activities in mathematics classes and the role of the teacher  
10 The application of modeling activities in mathematics classes and the role of the student  
11 Preparing mathematical modeling activities  
12 Preparing mathematical modeling activities  
13 Monitoring students' mathematical thinking processes  
14 Monitoring students' mathematical thinking processes  

 

Recommended Sources

RESOURCES
Compulsory  
Recommended Course Notes
COURSE MATERIALS 
Documents  
Assignments
  1. Lesson Plan for Mathematical modelling activities
  2. Implementing this Lesson Plan in a classroom
Exams Midterm and final exams

 

Material Sharing

COURSE MATERIALS 
Documents  
Assignments
  1. Lesson Plan for Mathematical modelling activities
  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 2 30
Midterm 1 5 5
Assignment 2 10 20
Final 1 15 15
Total Workload     100
Total Workload / 25 (hours)     4
ECTS     4