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**Geometry for Teachers**

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**Office:** Boyd
325

**Phone:** 770-836-6489

**FAX:** 770-838-3284

**Email:** agiovann@westga.edu

**Web Page:** http://www.westga.edu/~agiovann/

**Office Hours:** MTWRF 10-11am
or by appointment

**Text**: *A Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary
School Teachers*, 7^{th} edition.
Authors: Billstein, Libeskind, and Lott.

**Learning Outcomes:
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student shall demonstrate:

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- 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,
etc.);
- a better understanding
of measurement including the metric system;
- a better understanding
of geometry and measurement from a historical perspective;
- 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;
- an ability to develop
lesson plans with respect to geometry for the p-8 level;
- a better understanding
of the uses of a variety of manipulatives and other materials for p-8;
- a better understanding
of the vision of mathematics education as put forth by the NCTM’s
Principles and Standards (2000);
- a better understanding
of the scope and sequence of elementary school mathematics program;
- a knowledge of current
professional literature in the field of mathematics education.

Chapter
11: 1-5

Chapter
12: 1-5

Note: 20
sections in 14 class periods. Keep up
with the work.

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**Assessment**:

Project See project attachment.

Random Quizzes. Based on homework and class discussions. 0-2 points for correctness both
mathematically and grammatically.

3 Tests of 75-minute duration that will occur
during class periods. There will be a
week notice of the exam.

1
Comprehensive
Final. This will be held in class on August 1 from 7:30am to 9:30am. The comprehensive may be used to replace
your lowest in class exam score.

Your
course grade is based on 5 parts as follows:

Project 20
times your points/total points assigned

Test 1 20
times your percentage from test

Test 2 20
times your percentage from test

Test 3 20
times your percentage from test

Final* 20
times your percentage from final

Quizzes(extra) 5 times your points/total points assigned

* This score could replace a lower score from any
other test.

B
> OR = 80 >

C
> OR = 70 >

D
> OR = 60 > F

Dates:

July
3 Last day to withdraw
with a W

July
4 Holiday

July
11 Test 2

July
25 Test 3 and Project
due.

July
30 Last day of class

Aug.
1 Final Exam
12:30pm-2:30pm in Classroom