Syllabus for Math 207-03 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers: Geometry
Course meetings: MW SBS D-225
Office: NSM A-120 Office Phone: (310)243-2410
Office Hours: M
I am also available by appointment.
Course Website: http://www.csudh.edu/math/mjones/Math207/
Text: Mathematics For Elementary School Teachers,
Second Edition, by
Course Description: This class is designed for prospective elementary teachers. We will cover the material in chapters 6-10 of the textbook. The topics we cover include proportional reasoning, probability and statistics, and geometry.
Expected Outcomes: Students will be able to:
Grades: A: 92% or better, A-: 88-91%, B+: 84-87%, B: 81-83%, B-: 77-80%,
C+: 74-76%, C: 71-73%, C-: 68-70%, D: 65-67%, F 64% or below.
Make-up/Late work Policy: I do not accept late or make-up work. If you experience a severe emergency, special arrangements may be made at my discretion.
Evaluation Categories: I will use a point system to determine your grade:
Journal 100 points
Homework 90 points
Tests 300 points
Final 210 points
Total 700 points
Journal: There will be classroom assignments specifically designated to go in your journal, typically an average of 1 problem per class. The journals will be collected 5 times over the course of the semester, each time being worth 20 points. Late journals are not accepted.
Homework: Homework is assigned every class period and is due each Wednesday. Homework is graded out of 7 points. Five (5) points will be given for attempting all but one or two of the assigned problems, six (6) points will be given for attempting every problem, and seven (7) points will be given if, in addition to attempting every problem, solutions are complete and correct. I will drop your lowest homework score from your grade. Late homework is not accepted.
Tests: Exam will be given on Monday, February 23, Wednesday, March 24, and Wednesday, April 28, and each exam will be worth 100 points.
Final: The final exam will be worth 210 points, is held on Monday, May 17, from , and will be cumulative.
I enforce University and Math Department policies, including the ELM requirement.
Please have your beepers or cell phones turned off or in silent mode. If you need to make or answer a call, please exit the room.