Concepts of Elementary Mathematics II--probability, data analysis/statistics, geometry, construction & congruence, measurement, tessillations.
|3&4||Exam 1, Data Analysis/Statistics|
|5&6||Exam 2 Geometry|
|7&8||Geometry, Exam 3|
|9&10||Construction & Congruence|
|11&12||Exam 4, Measurement|
|15&16||Tessellations, Final Exam|
There will be at least three exams plus the final. If more exams are possible, they will be administered. The course will cover the last six chapters of the text, "A Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers" by Billstein, Leibeskind, and Lott and homework will be assigned from each section of the chapters (see the assignment sheet). Quizzes will be administered on occassion on an unannounced basis and homework may be selectively taken up so that it can be determined how the class is performing with the material. Not all homework will be graded but all of the homework is expected to be done for competency. At least two presentations or "mini-teach" sessions will be accomplished and will have the same grading weight as the homework and quizzes.
All of the chapter exams will be averaged and that average will account for 1/2 of the course value. The final exam will account for 3/10 of the course value with the remaining quizzes, homework, and presentations with 1/5 of the course value. An "A" will have 9/10 value or above, a "B" will be less than 9/10's but at least 4/5's value. C's , D's, and F's have respectively the same type interval as they move down the scale value.
It should be obvious that your ability to accomplish the homework will be an indicator of your compentance with the material. In light of that, an initial increment of class time will be open to questions for homework assistance. Also, I have hired an assistant to be avaliable at different times during the semester for help both in homework and in test preparation. Of course, I am available for assistance during office hours or any other available time. Always ask me for help--don't wait till the day before the exam.
Academic Honesty, as defined in the Tarleton State Univ College Catalog, if required, will be delt with as per the catalog.
If you discover that you need to drop this class, you must go to the Records Office and ask for the necessary paperwork. Professors cannot drop students; this is always the responsibility of the student. The recordís office will give a deadline for which the form must be returned, completely signed. Once you return the signed form to the records office and wait 24 hours, you must go into Duck Trax and confirm that you are no longer enrolled. If you are still enrolled, FOLLOW-UP with the records office immediately. You are to attend class until the procedure is complete to avoid penalty for absence. Should you miss the deadline or fail to follow the procedure, you will receive an F in the course. Drop dates are posted in the appropriate Tarleton Catalog and will be utilized to determine reimbursement of funds, if any, and elgibility of dropping.
If you have or believe you have a disability and may need special instructional needs, you may wish to self identify. To discuss your special needs, please make contact with Ms. Monica Campbell, Student Services (Killeen Campus, 254-519-5467) to make an appointment.