MAT 207 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers: Geometry & Statistics

This is a sample syllabus only. Ask your instructor for the official syllabus for your course.

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Revised Course Description

This course is designed for prospective elementary school teachers. Topics include elementary geometry from an intuitive standpoint, constructions, symmetry, translations, rotations, patterns, measurement and computation of length, area, volume, and angles, units and the metric system, creating and interpreting charts and graphs, and some introductory topics of probability and statistics.

MAT 207 meets for four hours of lecture per week.


Students must have satisfied the ELM requirement before enrolling in MAT 207.


After completing MAT 207 the student should be able to

Expected outcomes

Students should be able to demonstrate through written assignments, tests, and/or oral presentations, that they have achieved the objectives of MAT 207.

Method of Evaluating Outcomes

Depending on the instructor, grading may be based on homework, class participation, short tests, scheduled examinations, journals, and portfolios covering students' understanding of problem-solving; geometry, probability, and statistics and other topics that are covered in MAT 207.


Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: A Contemporary Approach (8th edition), by Gary Musser and William Burger

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Grading Policy

Students' grades may be based on homework, class participation, short tests, journals, portfolios, and scheduled examinations covering students' understanding of the topics covered in MAT 207. The instructor will determine the relative weights of these factors.

Attendance Requirements

Attendance policy is set by the instructor.

Policy on Due Dates and Make-Up Work

Due dates and policy regarding make-up work are set by the instructor.

Schedule of Examinations

The instructor sets all test dates except the date of the final exam. The final exam is given at the date and time announced in the Schedule of Classes.

Academic Integrity

The mathematics department does not tolerate cheating. Students who have questions or concerns about academic integrity should ask their professors or the counselors in the Student Development Office, or refer to the University Catalog for more information. (Look in the index under "academic integrity".)

Accomodations for Students with Disabilities

Cal State Dominguez Hills adheres to all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and guidelines with respect to providing reasonable accommodations for students with temporary and permanent disabilities. If you have a disability that may adversely affect your work in this class, I encourage you to register with Disabled Student Services (DSS) and to talk with me about how I can best help you. All disclosures of disabilities will be kept strictly confidential. Please note: no accommodation may be made until you register with the DSS in WH B250. For information call (310) 243-3660 or to use telecommunications Device for the Deaf, call (310) 243-2028.

Revision history:

Prepared by H. Anderson 1/10/2000. Revised 3/30/2001, 4/28/01, 1/15/06, 7/25/06, 1/21/11 (G. Jennings).