Math 2015  Math for Elem School Teachers II  Spring 2010 
Class:  Panhellenic Building 206, MWF 10:2011:15  
Instructor:  Paul Balister  
Email:  pbalistr@memphis.edu  
Website:  http://www.msci.memphis.edu/~pbalistr/2015.html  
Office:  Dunn Hall 345, Tel: 6783138  
Office Hours:  Friday 1:30pm2:30pm (or by appointment)  
Textbooks: 
Elementary Geometry for Teachers, Thomas H. Parker and Scott J. Baldridge. 

Course:  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 K8 grade levels. The format of class meetings will include lectures, explorations, and group assignments.  
Tutoring:  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, walkin, tutoring service: 

Grading: 
* The 3 lowest Homework/Group assigments/Quizzes or the lowest inclass exams will be dropped (whichever results in the better grade). Plus/minus grades will be used. Grading scale to be determined.  
Assignments: 
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 makeup exams. Inform me at the earliest opportunity if you expect that you will not be able to attend an exam.  
Exam Dates: 
