#### Prerequisites & Bulletin Description

#### Course Objectives

- Help you learn and explore the geometry, probability and measurement strands for the elementary curriculum.
- Help you see math as interesting and relevant.
- Help you see yourself as capable of learning mathematics and solving mathematical problems on your own.
- Introduce you to materials to teach content in the geometry, probability and measurement strands to elementary school students.
- Convince you that math is not a bunch of formulas to be memorized but problems to solve and patterns to find.

#### Evaluation of Students

There will be a Midterm and a Final Exam. Weekly homework will be assigned and there will be two projects required.

#### Course Outline

Topics |
Weeks |

Polygons, Polyhedra, Concrete Representations, Nets, Euler's Rule | 2 |

Angle, Angles of Polygons, Regular Polygons | 2 |

Platonic Solids, Tangrams, Tessellations | 1 |

Probability, Counting Possibilities | 1 |

Joint Probability, Counting Choices, Pascal's Triangle | 2 |

Assessing Randomness (optional) | 1 |

Mean, Median, Mode, Midrange (optional) | 1 |

Measurement, Metric Units, Linear Units, Scales | 1 |

Area units, areas of rectangles, Pick's Theorem, Pythagorean Theorem (last two optional) | 1.5 |

Volume units, volumes of prisms | 1.5 |

Tests and Projects | 2 |

#### Textbooks & Software

*None. There will be handouts in class
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*Submitted by: Eric Hsu
Date: April 29th, 2003
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