**PURPOSE**: The purpose of Math 300 is to provide students
with a sufficient understanding of the foundations of mathematics and
the elementary curriculum that they will be able to provide clear
instruction with ease and confidence. Special emphasis will be placed
on meaning, problem solving, and how mathematics arises from everyday
expriences.

**TEXT**: Brassarear, **Mathematics for Elementary School
Teachers** 2nd ed. (1999)

Musser & Burger, **Mathematics for Elementary Teachers a
Contemporary Approach** 4th ed. 1997 Prentice Hall. (recommended)

**GRADING**:

25% | |

Portfolio |
10% |

30% | |

35% |

The portfolio will consist of all of your groupwork assignments together with some directed writings.

**Cutoff points**

- A .................... 92
- B .................... 80
- C .................... 70
- D .................... 60

**OFFICE** Dar 17A 664-2116

**HOURS:** Before and after class and by appointment

**e-mail
**steve.wilson@sonoma.edu