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Do you truly want to UNDERSTAND arithmetic?

Are you willing to do sequences of lessons using math manipulatives (Cuisenaire® Rods, Pegboards, Base Ten Blocks, Pattern Blocks, Magic and Regular Peanuts, first-quadrant graphs, etc.) to help you achieve a conceptual understanding of numbers and arithmetic operations rather than merely memorizing (and forgetting) rules?

Do you realize that an understanding of arithmetic will help you progress to an understanding of algebra?

Then you want to take this workshop course!

MTH:004 HANDS-ON ARITHMETIC WORKSHOP

3 credit hours

Course Syllabus          Letter to Students

Working individually and/or in small groups on worksheets and problems, students will use various mathematics manipulatives (Cuisenaire Rods®,, pegboards, Pattern Blocks, Base Ten Blocks, magic and regular peanuts, first-quadrant rectangular coordinate graphs, etc.) to explore mathematical concepts in order to gain understanding of numbers (natural numbers, whole numbers, fractions, decimals, integers, and percents) and arithmetic operations on them as well as metric measurement.

 Pegboards for numbers sense

Doubling a number and squaring a number are different (except for 2 and 0)

This workshop is designed especially for students who want to acquire an understanding of arithmetic rather than mere rote learning of the rules for arithmetic operations.

This workshop is also valuable for teachers (including parents and tutors) who want to be effective in helping students understand arithmetic.

 This workshop is also valuable for teachers (including parents and tutors) who want to be effective in helping students understand arithmetic.

This Hands-On ArithmeticWorkshop does not replace Basic Mathematics, but it can provide a thorough foundation that may enhance the probability for successful learning in Basic Mathematics. In this Hands-On Math Lab workshop, students proceed at their own pace and may re-enroll for subsequent semesters as needed.
 

8 Week Summer Session

 

MTWR 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Fall or Spring Semester

 

MW 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

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MW   7:00 PM to   9:00 PM

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TR    12:30 PM to   2:30 PM


For more information you may contact Toni Garrett (314-984-7472)

or Fran Endicott Armstrong (314-984-7769).

 


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St. Louis Community College at Meramec
11333 Big Bend Boulevard, St. Louis, MO  63122-5799
Phone: 314-984-7500 | TDD: 314-984-7704
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Accommodations Available to Persons with Disabilities
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Updated 11/17/99