Math 2015 Math for Elem School Teachers II Spring 2010

Class: Panhellenic Building 206,  MWF 10:20-11:15
Instructor: Paul Balister
Office: Dunn Hall 345,  Tel: 678-3138
Office Hours:Friday 1:30pm-2:30pm (or by appointment)

Elementary Geometry for Teachers, Thomas H. Parker and Scott J. Baldridge.
Primary Mathematics 4A Textbook (US Edition)
Primary Mathematics 5A Textbook (US Edition)
Primary Mathematics 3B Workbook (US Edition)
Primary Mathematics 5B Textbook (US Edition)
Primary Mathematics 6B Textbook (US Edition)
New Elementary Mathematics Textbook 1


The goal of this course is to develop a deeper understanding of the mathematical concepts of measurement, geometry, and statistics as they are used at the K-8 grade levels. The format of class meetings will include lectures, explorations, and group assignments.


If you need help in the course, please do not hesitate to ask me. I will be available during office hours and will gladly meet with you at other times, if necessary. Also, I encourage you to discuss the material with your peers. The department also offers a free, walk-in, tutoring service:

     Math Learning Center, Dunn Hall 143, Tel: (901) 678-2704.
     Hours: M-Th 8am to 7pm, and Friday 8am to 11am.

Homework/Group assignments/Quizzes 180   (20 each)
Three in-class exams (each takes a whole class)   180   (60 each)
Comprehensive Final Exam 100
Drop either 1 test or 3 HW/GAs/Qs* -60


* The 3 lowest Homework/Group assigments/Quizzes or the lowest in-class exams will be dropped (whichever results in the better grade).

Plus/minus grades will be used. Grading scale to be determined.


Individual Homework - Your reasoning and explanations are the most important aspect of your homework assignments. Homework should be neat and handed in on time. Late homework will not be accepted.

Group assignments - Sometimes in class I will give group assignments that will be due at the end of that day's class. One solution set from each group will be graded and each person in that group will receive the same grade. Your participation in group assignments will enrich your understanding of the course.

Quizzes - Occasionally, you will be given a quiz that resembles your homework assignments. The quizzes will occur at the beginning of class and will take about 10 minutes.

Exams - Your attendance is expected at all exams. There will be no make-up exams. Inform me at the earliest opportunity if you expect that you will not be able to attend an exam.

Exam Dates:
Exam 1 Monday, February 22
Exam 2 Monday, March 29
Exam 3 Monday, April 26
Final Exam   Monday, May 3, 8:00am

Solutions to Test 2 Example questions
Solutions to Test 3 Example questions

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