MATH 1351
Fundamentals of Mathematics II
(Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II)

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. Course Description:   This course is a study of concepts of geometry, probability, and statistics, as well as applications of the algebraic properties of real numbers to concepts of measurement with an emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking.
    2. Any required prerequisites:  Students must make a C or better in Math 1350. Students who take this course prior to College Algebra must realize the transferring institution may require the Math 1314 before credit will be given for Math 1350 or Math 1351.
  2. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Given an SLO activity, the student will utilize problem solving techniques with an emphasis on using available resources to discover an appropriate approach leading to the correct solution of a problem.  Success will be evaluated for value and appropriateness of contextual content using a grading rubric.
    2. Given an SLO activity, the student will communicate their understandings and misunderstandings of mathematics topics with professional and peers.  Success will be will be evaluated for value and appropriateness of contextual content using a grading rubric.
    3. Given an SLO activity, the student will create written lessons adapted from the course content appropriate to specific K-8 grade level.  Success will be measure using a grading rubric.
    4. Given an SLO activity the student will teach a lesson adapted from the course content appropriate to specific K-8 grade level.  Success will be measure using a grading rubric.
  3. Testing Requirements
    1.  Students are allowed to use their book, notes and calculator while testing.  Students can use any and all resources available to them when completing the tests.  These are not easy and students should read the questions carefully.
  4. Major Course Requirements
    1.  Major Requirement – There are 3 modules.  There is a combined chapter test per module. There are discussion and homework forums for each module.  (This course is not self-paced.)
    2. Major Requirement - There is a lesson creation required for each module.  The final two lessons must be videotaped.
  5. Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1. Book:  Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: An Interactive Approach for Grades K – 8, 4th edition by Sonnabend. ISBN: 978-0-495-56166-8
  6. Other Policies, Procedures and important dates: Please refer to the WTC Course Catalog for the following:
    1. Campus Calendar
    2. Final exam schedule
    3. How to drop a class
    4. Withdrawal information
    5. Student Conduct/Academic Integrity
    6. Students with disabilities
  7. Planned Course of Study

Section(s) Covered Homework and Discussion
Forums must be completed for each section

Book Problems

   Module1

7.3 Ratio and Proportion

1 – 61 odd

7.4 Percents

1 – 47 odd

7.5 Percents: Mental Computation

1 – 47 odd

8.1 Beginning Geometry

1  - 47 odd

8.2 Polygons

1 – 15 odd

8.3 Triangles, Quadrilaterals and Circles

1 -51 odd

8.4 Angle Measures of Polygons

1 – 29 odd

8.5 Three Dimensional Geometry

1 – 51 odd

8.6 Viewing and Drawing Solids Figures

1 – 39 odd

Test over Chapters 7 and 8

 

Lesson Creation over a topic in Chapter 7 or 8

 

 

 

Module 2

9.1 Transformations and Congruence

1 – 49 odd and 53

9.2 Applications of Transformations

1 – 21 odd

9.3 Constructions and Congruence

1 – 37 odd

9.4 Symmetry

1 – 47 odd

9.5 Similarity and Dilations

1 – 37 odd

10.1 Systems of Measurements

1 – 67 odd

10.2 Perimeter and Area

1 – 63 odd

10.3 Areas of Quadrilaterals, Triangles and Circles

1 – 49 odd

10.4 The Pythagorean Theorem

1 – 45 odd

10.5 Surface Area

1 – 31 odd

10.6 Volume

1 – 47 odd

10.7 Lengths, Areas and Volumes of Similar Figures

1 -29 odd

Test over Chapters 9 and 10

Lesson Creation over topic in Chapter 9 or 10 (Video)

 

Module 3

11.1 The Language of Algebra

1 – 39 odd

11.3 Linear Functions

1 – 31 odd

12.2 Statistical Graphs and Tables

1 – 35 odd

12.4 Mode, Median, and Mean

1 – 47 odd

12.5 Measuring Spread

1 – 47 odd

13.1 Experimental and Theoretical Probability

1 – 43 odd

13.2 Probability Rules and Simulation

1 – 23 odd

13.3 Counting

1 – 33 odd

Test over Chapters 11, 12 and 13

Lesson Creation over topic in Chapter 11, 12 or 13

 

 

Disclaimer:  Schedule and content is subject to change at the instructor’s discretion.

 

 

Last Modified: August 19, 2015