Course Syllabus - Fall 2006
Course Number: MATH 3703
Course Title: Geometry for Teachers
Hours Credit: 3 hours
Prerequisites: MATH 2703
Instructor: Varies (multiple sections)
Instructor Office Hours: Varies (at least 10hrs/week)
Course Description: (Non-credit for mathematics major or minor) A continuation of MATH 2703. Special emphasis for teachers of grades P - 8. Logic; real numbers; basic and transformational geometry; measurement, including the metric system; problem solving; methods and material for teaching mathematics at the P - 8 level.
Topics: basic notions of geometry; geometry in three-dimensions, polygons, and curves; constructions; congruence; similarity; concepts of measurement in both the English and metric system; area; volume; mass; temperature; and motion geometry
Text:A Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers; Billstein, Libeskind, & Lott; Addison Wesley Longman; 2004 8th edition
Learning Outcomes: Students should be able to demonstrate:
Grading Methods: Tests, Quizzes, Final Exam, Homework; Percentages to be determined by the instructor.