# Math 3703-01

Geometry for Teachers

## Instructor:Anthony J. Giovannitti

Office:             Boyd 325

Phone:             770-836-6489

FAX:               770-838-3284

Email:

Web Page:

Office Hours: MTWRF 10-11am or by appointment

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

Learning Outcomes:  The student shall demonstrate:

1. a better understanding of standard vocabulary and symbols of elementary mathematics;
2. an ability to reason logically and to provide justifications and coherent arguments for the plausibility of conjectures;
3. an ability to use geometry in real-world problem solving;
4. well developed spatial sense including both two- and three-dimensional figures (tessellations, symmetry, congruence, similarity, polygons and other curves, polyhedra, etc.);
5. a better understanding of measurement including the metric system;
6. a better understanding of geometry and measurement from a historical perspective;
7. an ability to solve measurement problems involving perimeter, circumference, area, volume, temperature, and mass;
8. a better understanding of synthetic, coordinate, and transformational geometry with an emphasis on problem solving;
9. an ability to develop lesson plans with respect to geometry for the p-8 level;
10. a better understanding of the uses of a variety of manipulatives and other materials for p-8;
11. a better understanding of the vision of mathematics education as put forth by the NCTM’s Principles and Standards (2000);
12. a better understanding of the scope and sequence of elementary school mathematics program;
13. a knowledge of current professional literature in the field of mathematics education.

## Chapter 10: 1-5

Chapter 11: 1-5

Chapter 12: 1-5

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

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.

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.

## Letter grade:A > OR = 90 >

B > OR = 80 >

C > OR = 70 >

D > OR = 60 > F

Dates:

## June 25Test 1

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