Syllabus for Math 207-03 Mathematics
for Elementary School Teachers: Geometry

Spring, 2004

**Course meetings**: MW

**Instructor**: **Email**:
mjones@csudh.edu

**Office**: NSM A-120 **Office Phone**: (310)243-2410

**Office Hours**: M

W

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:

- Organize and present data in a graph, as well as
read information from a graph
- Express simple probabilities as rational numbers,
and apply the elementary properties of probability
- Recognize and analyze geometric shapes and their
properties, including lines and angles
- Recognize symmetry and its relationship to
transformations
- Be able to express values in different units of measurement,
including units of area and volume, and perform computations of length,
area, and volume

**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

**Other Policies**:

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.