Schedule-9:05
class

Schedule–12:20
class

Rubric
for Geometry in _______________________

Review
Sheets

MATH
3703

Spring 2007

**Course Name**: Geometry for P-8 Teachers **Office Number**: 210 Boyd Bldg.

**Instructor**: Dr. Sheila Rivera **Office Hours**: 11:10-12:10 MWF

1:45-3:15 MW

12:10-2:10 F

**E-mail**: srivera@westga.edu **Telephone**: O: 678-839-4141

H: 770-920-2177

**Course Objectives**: Students will demonstrate:

- A better
understanding of standard vocabulary and symbols of elementary
mathematics;
- An ability
to reason logically and to provide justifications and coherent arguments
for the plausibility of conjectures;
- An ability
to use geometry in real-world problem-solving;
- Well-developed
spatial sense including both two- and three-dimensional figures
(tessellations, symmetry, congruence, similarity, polygons and other
curves, polyhedra);
- A better
understanding of geometry and measurement from a historical perspective;
- A better
understanding of measurement including the metric system;
- An ability
to solve measurement problems involving perimeter, circumference, area,
volume, temperature, and mass;
- A better
understanding of synthetic, coordinate, and transformational geometry with
an emphasis on problem-solving;
- A better
understanding of the uses of a variety of manipulatives, technology, and
other materials for the P-8 level;
- A better
understanding of the vision of mathematics education as put forth in
NCTM’s Principles and Standards (2000);
- A better
understanding of the scope and sequence of elementary school mathematics
programs;
- A
knowledge of
current professional literature in the field of mathematics education.

**Text**: A Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics
for Elementary School Teachers, Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., Inc. Eighth Ed.,
2004. Authors: Billstein, Libeskind,
Lott.

**Additional Supplies**: You
will need to have a ruler, a compass, a protractor, a pair of scissors, and a package
of 3X5 index cards. Also, a packet of
course handouts is available at the bookstore.

**Evaluation**:

Test 1 100 points

Test 2 100 points

Test 3 100 points

Test 4 100 points

Portfolio 180 points

Final Exam 150 points

**Grading Policy**: A
(657-730 pts.), B (584-656 pts.), C (511-583 pts.), D (438-510 pts.), F (0-437
pts.)

**Late Assignments Policy**: Hard copies of all assignments, journal
entries, etc. are due at the beginning of class on the specified date (see
course schedule). Late assignments will
not be accepted unless prior approval has been given by the instructor. In the event that a late assignment is
accepted, the grade on the assignment will be lowered.

**Attendance Policy**: Students are expected to attend all classes. This tern a student may withdraw with a grade
of W through , regardless of
grades, absences, etc. This deadline has
been established by the University.
After this deadline, if a student has accumulated more than three
absences throughout the semester, he/she will normally receive a grade of WF
(which counts as an F). The three
absences should be saved for sickness and other emergencies. Late arrivals and early exits count one-half
of an absence. If a student is absent
for a test and has an excuse from someone in authority, then the final exam
grade will be used for the missed test in the calculation of the final course
grade. No make-up exams will be
given. Students who maintain a perfect
attendance record (i.e. no excused or unexcused absences) will have 7 points
added to their Total Points at the end of the semester.

**Suggested Problems**: For each section covered in class there
will be a set of problems provided.
These are not homework problems in the sense that they will be taken up
and graded. Instead, these are problems
that are recommended for you to work in order to be successful in the
class. If you have questions concerning
the suggested problems, you should address these questions to the instructor
during office hours, before or after class, or during the review session prior
to the test.

**Conferences**: Conferences can be beneficial and are
encouraged. All conferences should occur
during the instructor’s office hours, whenever possible. If these hours conflict with a student’s
schedule, then appointments should be made.
The conference time is not to be used for duplication of lectures that
were missed; it is the student’s responsibility to obtain and review lecture
notes before consulting with the instructor.
The instructor is very concerned about the student’s achievement and
well-being and encourages anyone having difficulties with the course to come by
the office for extra help. Grades will
be based on coursework, not on Hope Grant needs, GPA, or any other factors
outside the realm of coursework.