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:

  1. The use of descriptive statistics;
  2. The idea of inferential statistics;
  3. Basic probability calculations and rules;
  4. The Central Limit Theorem;
  5. Expected value;
  6. The geometric concepts of dimension, connectedness, transformation, and symmetry;
  7. The ideas of congruence and similarity and their relationship to measurement;
  8. The Pythagorean Theorem;
  9. Recognition and communication of mathematical patterns.


Affective (Non-Content) Goals:
Students in Mathematics 165 should:

  1.  Gain a greater understanding of the nature of mathematics;
  2. Appreciate the importance of understanding rather than memorizing;
  3. Value cooperative learning and see it modeled;
  4. Acquire a positive attitude towards and a lack of fear of mathematics.

 

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