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TEAS 4007/5007/6007 Syllabus

Course Syllabus

TEAS 4007/5007/6007 - Math Methods Across the Curriculum

3 Credit Hours

Course Information

Course Description:

This course engages participants in mathematical thinking, discussions and instructional projects to explore theory, understand best practices, design and implement these strategies in K-8 mathematics instruction. The course begins with an exploration of learning theory and best practices advocated by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, followed by explorations and hands-on activity design for teaching mathematics to all children including diverse populations and exceptional needs individuals.

This course is available at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Undergraduate courses are listed as 4000-level courses; graduate courses are listed as 5000- or 6000-level courses according to university policy.

Course Outcomes:
Prerequisites & Co-requisites:

A teaching license and completion of TEAS 4001 and TEAS 4003.

Course Topics:
Specific Course Requirements:

Textbooks, Supplementary Materials, Hardware and Software Requirements

Required Textbooks:

Please visit the Virtual Bookstore to obtain textbook information for this course. Move your cursor over the "Books" link in the navigation bar and select "Textbooks & Course Materials." Select your Program, Term, Department, and Course; then select "Submit."

Supplementary Materials:
Hardware and Software Requirements:

Minimum hardware requirements can be found here.

Minimum software requirements can be found here.

Common applications you might need:

Web Resources:

Purdue OWL Online Writing Lab (for APA, MLA, or Chicago style)

The Writing Center Online Writer's Handbook

Student Resources:
  • Technical support information can be found on the TN eCampus Help Desk page.
  • Smarthinking virtual tutoring is available FREE of charge. to access Smarthinking, visit the course homepage and select Smarthinking under Course Resources. You also view sample sessions to see what Smarthinking offers and how it works.
  • Information on other student issues or concerns can be located on the TN eCampus Student Resources page.

Instructor Information

Please see "Instructor Information" in the Getting Started Module for instructor contact information, virtual office hours, and other communication information. You can expect to receive a response from the instructor within 24-48 hours unless notified of extenuating circumstances.

Participation, Assessments, & Grading

Testing Procedures:

Students will be expected to complete examinations in this course. The exams will be offered during a designated time period. 

Grading Procedures:

The Assignments, Activities, Examinations, and Projects will be graded according to the following points. The specific directions for each assignment along with its grading rubric will be posted with the assignment. If any area is unclear please contact the professor. It is your responsibility to achieve understanding of each assignment. 

Assignment TitleTotal PointsPercentage of Grade
Discussion Board (9 Discussion Topics)10020%
Book & companion website activities (9 Topic Assignments)10020%
Midterm Examination5010%
Final Examination5010%
Lesson Plan 1 & 2 (2 @ 50 pts. each)10020%
Annotated Resources Project10020%
Total Course Points500100%

Each assignment listed above will be assessed according to the associated rubric found with the directions to the assignment. There are 9 Group Discussion Questions (to go along with the 9 topics). Each discussion question is worth either 10 or 15 points (refer to specific question for point amount.) There are also 9 text-based assignments worth 10 or 15 points each (refer to each assignment.) The directions for the discussion panel and the assignments are clearly stated in the course content. All assignments must be turned in by the due date to receive credit. 

Your success in this course will depend on your willingness to complete written assignments as scheduled. For all assignments, the following represent the instructor's assessment guidelines.

1. Content: Assignments should reflect critical thinking and knowledge of material. Using sources outside of the textbook is encouraged.

2. Spelling and Grammar: All words should be spelled correctly. All sentence structure should reflect university-level grammar.

3. Citations, References and Bibliography: All quoted works are to be properly cited and referenced according to APA format rules. Work submitted late or incorrectly will be given a one-letter grade reduction. After that you will be deducted 10% per day. No work will be accepted after 3 days late. No work will be accepted beyond the final due date of the course.

4. Plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of academic dishonesty are prohibited. For further clarification see the Statement of Academic Honesty. In all cases, the use of others' work is to be cited with references. Each quote of another person's material without proper citation will be considered an incident of plagiarism. One incident of plagiarism may result in an 'F' grade for that project, with no opportunity for resubmission. Simply paraphrasing the pasted work without citation is plagiarism of ideas.

5. Formatting: All written submissions must be WORD (.doc or .docx) documents No documents with .RTF, .WPS, or other extensions will be graded. Submissions not capable of being opened by the instructor will receive a grade of zero (0). 

Grading Scale:
Points EarnedGrade
450-500 pointsA
400-449 pointsB
350-399 pointsC
300-349 pointsD
0-299 pointsF


Assignments and Projects:

Assignments and projects will be completed on an individual basis, except for the discussion component which will require weekly discussion board interaction between students and instructor (20% of grade). 

ModuleHatfield ReadingAssignments
Topic 1:
  • Overview
  • Multiculturalism
  • ​Equity
Chapters 1 & 2

Topic 1 Discussion

Topic 1 Assignment

Begin work on Annotated Resources project

Topic 2:

  • Brain Research
  • Operations and Number Sense
  • Lesson Planning 

Chapter 3
(p. 41-52; p.67-75) Assessment section next week

Chapter 7 

Topic 2 Discussion

Topic 2 Assignment

Begin work on Lesson Plan 1 

Topic 3:

  • Assessment
  • Numeration and Number Sense 

Chapters 3
(Assessment section, pp. 52-67)

Chapter 8 

Topic 3 Discussion

Topic 3 Assignment

Lesson Plan 1 due 

Topic 4:

  • Problem Solving 

Chapter 5 

Topic 4 Discussion

Topic 4 Assignment


Topic 5:

  • Operations with Whole Numbers
  • Fractions and Decimals

Chapters 9 & 10 

Topic 5 Discussion

Topic 5 Assignment

Begin work on Lesson Plan 2 

Topic 6:

  • Percent/Ratio/
  • Proportion/ Rate
  • Geometry & Spatial Reasoning 

Chapters 11 & 12 ​

Topic 6 Discussion

Topic 6 Assignment

Lesson Plan 2 due 

Topic 7:

  • Measurement
  • Algebra
  • Data Analysis 

Chapters 13, 14 & 15

Topic 7 Discussion

Topic 7 Assignment 

Topic 8:

  • Middle School
  • Early Childhood 

Chapters 4 & 6 

Topic 8 Discussion

Topic 8 Assignment

Annotated Resources Project due 

Topic 9:

  • Review 

Review All 

Topic 9 Discussion

Topic 9 Assignment

Final Exam 


Class Participation:

You are responsible to visit the course site and follow all course requirements, policies and guidelines contained therein. 

Late Policy:

Work must be turned in on time. A letter grade reduction will be made if it is late at all. Subsequently, you will be deducted 10% per day late after that. No work will be accepted after three (3) days late. 

Course Ground Rules

The following two statements (1., 2.) were derived from the TBR System-wide Student Rules document, released January 2012:


Read the document in its entirety here.

1. Standards of Conduct:

  • Students are required to adhere to the same professional, legal and ethical standards of conduct online as on campus. In addition, students should conform to generally accepted standards of "netiquette" while sending e-mail, posting comments to the discussion board, and while participating in other means of communicating online. Specifically, students should refrain from inappropriate and/or offensive language, comments and actions.

2. Review the TN eCampus Academic Integrity/Academic Honesty Policy:

  • In their academic activities, students are expected to maintain high standards of honesty and integrity. Academic dishonesty is prohibited.

Such conduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • an attempt by one or more students to use unauthorized information in the taking of an exam
  • to submit as one's own work, themes, reports, drawings, laboratory notes, computer programs, or other products prepared by another person,
  • or to knowingly assist another student in obtaining or using unauthorized materials.

Plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of academic dishonesty are prohibited.

Students guilty of academic misconduct, either directly or indirectly through participation or assistance, are subject to disciplinary action through the regular procedures of the student’s home institution.  Refer to the student handbook provided by your home institution to review the student conduct policy.

In addition to other possible disciplinary sanctions that may be imposed, the instructor has the authority to assign an "F" or zero for an activity or to assign an "F" for the course.

Other Course Rules:

Students are expected to:

  • Participate in all aspects of the course
  • Communicate with other students
  • Learn how to navigate in Brightspace
  • Keep abreast of course announcements
  • Use the assigned course management (Brightspace) email address rather than a personal email address
  • Address technical problems immediately:
  • Observe course netiquette at all times.

Guidelines for Communications


  • Always include a subject line.
  • Remember without facial expressions some comments may be taken the wrong way. Be careful in wording your emails. Use of emoticons might be helpful in some cases.
  • Use standard fonts.
  • Do not send large attachments without permission.
  • Special formatting such as centering, audio messages, tables, html, etc. should be avoided unless necessary to complete an assignment or other communication.
  • Respect the privacy of other class members


  • Review the discussion threads thoroughly before entering the discussion. Be a lurker then a discussant.
  • Try to maintain threads by using the "Reply" button rather starting a new topic.
  • Do not make insulting or inflammatory statements to other members of the discussion group. Be respectful of other’s ideas.
  • Be patient and read the comments of other group members thoroughly before entering your remarks.
  • Be cooperative with group leaders in completing assigned tasks.
  • Be positive and constructive in group discussions.
  • Respond in a thoughtful and timely manner.


The Tennessee Virtual Library is available to all students enrolled in TN eCampus programs and courses. Links to library materials (such as electronic journals, databases, interlibrary loans, digital reserves, dictionaries, encyclopedias, maps, and librarian support) and Internet resources needed by learners to complete online assignments and as background reading will be included within the course modules. To access the Virtual Library, go to the course homepage and select the Virtual Library link under Course Resources.

Students with Disabilities

Qualified students with disabilities will be provided reasonable and necessary academic accommodations if determined eligible by the appropriate disability services staff at their home institution. Prior to granting disability accommodations in this course, the instructor must receive written verification of a student's eligibility for specific accommodations from the disability services staff at the home institution. It is the student's responsibility to initiate contact with their home institution's disability services staff and to follow the established procedures for having the accommodation notice sent to the instructor.

Syllabus Changes

The instructor reserves the right to make changes as necessary to this syllabus. If changes are necessitated during the term of the course, the instructor will immediately notify students of such changes both by individual email communication and posting both notification and nature of change(s) on the course bulletin board.


The information contained in this syllabus is for general information purposes only. While we endeavor to keep this information up-to-date and accurate, there may be some discrepancies between this syllabus and the one found in your online course. The syllabus of record is the one found in your online course. Please make sure you read the syllabus in your course at the beginning of the semester. Questions regarding course content should be directed to your instructor.

Last Revised on April 23, 2018