Texts:
Mathematics for Elementary Teachers,
Eugene Krause.
Group Exercises in Probability,
Statistics, and Geometry,
Ray Rosentrater.
Supplies:
Graph paper, compass, ruler, and scissors.
Course Grade is based on
Online Materials

Course Objectives:
Conceptual Goals:
Students in Mathematics 165 should be able to reason, solve problems,
and communicate effectively in the following areas:
 The use of descriptive statistics;
 The idea of inferential statistics;
 Basic probability calculations and rules;
 The Central Limit Theorem;
 Expected value;
 The geometric concepts of dimension, connectedness, transformation,
and symmetry;
 The ideas of congruence and similarity and their relationship
to measurement;
 The Pythagorean Theorem;
 Recognition and communication of mathematical patterns.
Affective (NonContent) Goals:
Students in Mathematics 165 should:
 Gain a greater understanding of the nature of mathematics;
 Appreciate the importance of understanding rather than memorizing;
 Value cooperative learning and see it modeled;
 Acquire a positive attitude towards and a lack of fear of
mathematics.
