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Math 130 - Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers - Mrs. Amy Hildrew, M.A.

Course:Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers
Professor:Mrs. Amy Hildrew, M.A.
  • Online
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


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Hello! Welcome to Math 130. My name is Professor Hildrew. I have been teaching Math 130 since 2015. I am very excited to start a new semester with you! A little bit about myself: I have a B.A. in Math and a M.A. in Math Education. I have been teaching math, in one form or another, for over 15 years. My daughter is currently going through Elementary school, so as her math curriculum changes, I update my textbook for you. 

Once you have access to our Canvas portal, please spend some time reading everything located under Start Here. All of your questions about the course are answered there. You may also email me with any questions: or through the Canvas portal. I'm happy to help.

Here are couple highlights: I wrote the textbook for this course. It is a PDF on Canvas and is a free download. I highly recommend printing chapters 2-6, so you can write in the book, following along with the lectures. Most important: The first assignment is due by Thursday night of the first week. If you do not complete this easy assignment, then I will have to drop you from the course. Please make sure you take care of this so we don't have any A&R issues. 

Course Description


Analyze and explain various algorithms for the four basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to the sets of whole numbers, integers and rational numbers. Analyze lessons designed for K-6 and write a full K-6 Lesson Plan. 

Do not be fooled by the title of this course. Yes, we are covering math topics intended for children, but we are exploring these topics in a much deeper, college-level, format. You will learn the WHY and the HOW of the elementary math topics.

For example:

  • Why must we have common denominators when adding and subtracting fractions?
  • Why does the borrowing method work for subtracting integers?
  • How does a young child view numbers for the very first time?
  • Why can't we divide by zero? 
  • How is Common Core mathematics different from traditional mathematics, at the elementary school level?


What to Expect in this Course

  • All assignments are assigned weekly, starting on Monday and due on the following Sunday. 
  • Everything you need for my course is on Canvas.
  • All exams are proctored using Proctorio. You must have a working webcam, microphone, and a quiet space to complete your exam. You will have 24 hours to find 80 minutes to complete your exam. Exams cannot be taken early or late. A missed exam (including bad technology forcing you to lose access to the exam) will count as a zero in the gradebook. I made a super easy math exam that you may take many times to test your technology and fix any problems. Please take this test before you complete the real exam. 
  • There is a semester long project, using Khan Academy. Details are on Canvas. Do not wait until the end of the semester to start this project. Working on it a little bit each day will lead you to success. 
  • There is a cumulative final exam. 
  • There are mini projects sprinkled throughout the semester covering topics on how to teach math. These will culminate into a final 45-minute written lesson plan. 

Types of Assessments

  1. Chapter 1 Open Note Quiz
  2. Chapters 2- 6 Proctored Chapter Exams
  3. Proctored Final Exam
  4. Discussions for every chapter
  5. Written assignments 

Textbook Information

The textbook is on Canvas. Please download and print the PDF. 

Other Relevant Course Information

  • I accept all students on the waitlist. 
  • My Monday through Thursday office hours are by appointment. Please read the details on Canvas. 
  • Zoom meetings are optional. The only time I am taking attendance is with the First Week Assignment. 

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Last updated: 08/08/2022 Sub#: 1445