Syllabus for Math 207 Mathematics
for Elementary School Teachers: Geometry

Spring, 2004

**Course meetings**: MWF

**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

Quizzes 200 points

Test 100
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 Monday. 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.

**Quizzes**:
There will be a quiz every Friday from January 30 through March 26, except that
we will not meet for class on February 20.
The 8 quizzes will each be worth 25 points, and will be based on the
homework collected on Monday of the same week, as well as the classwork from
the week. Make-up quizzes are not given.

**Test**: An exam will be given on Monday, May 3, and
it 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.