MATH 1351
Mathematics for Teachers II

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. Course Description:   This course is intended to build or reinforce a foundation in fundamental mathematics concepts and skills.  It includes the concepts of geometry, measurement, probability, and statistics with an emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking.
    2. Any required prerequisites:  Students must make a C or better in Math 1314(College Algebra).
  2. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Apply fundamental terms of geometry such as points, lines, and planes to describe two and three dimensional figures.
    2. Make and test conjectures about figures and geometric relationships.
    3. Use a variety of methods to identify and justify congruency and similarity of geometric objects.
    4. Perform geometric transformations.
    5. Demonstrate fundamental probability techniques and apply those techniques to solve problems.
    6. Explain the use of data collection and statistics as tools to reach reasonable conclusions.
    7. Recognize, examine, and utilize the basic principles of describing and presenting data.
    8. Perform measurement processes and explain the concept of a unit of measurement.
    9. Develop and use formulas for the perimeter, area, and volume for a variety of figures.
  3. Testing Requirements
    1.  Students are not allowed to use any resources other than a calculator and scratch paper when taking the final exam.  The final exam must be proctored.
  4. Major Course Requirements
    1. Major Requirement – There are 3 modules.  There is homework for each section, a quiz for each chapter and a combined chapter test for each module. 
    2. Major Requirement - There is a lesson plan and project for each module.
    3. Grading Percentages  
      Tests...................................... 15% 
      Homework.............................. 12.5%
      Quizzes.................................. 12.5%
      Final Exam............................. 35%
      Lesson Plan........................... 12.5%
      Projects.................................. 12.5%
    4. Grade A = 90 – 100, B = 80 – 89, C = 70 – 79, D = 60 – 69, F = 59 and below.
  5. Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1. Book:  Optional: A Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary Teachers, 13th edition, Billstein.  ISBN:  9780135183885 
    2. Access Code:  A MyMathLab access code is required. Comes with eText.  ISBN: 9780321199911
  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
  1. Planned Course of Study

 

Sections covered and concepts

 

 

Module 1

9.1 Determining Probabilities

9.2 Multistage Experiments and Modeling Games

9.3 Simulations and Applications of Probability

9.4 Counting and Techniques in Probability

10.1 Designing experiments/Collecting Data

10.2 Displaying Data: Part I

10.3 Displaying Data: Part II

10.4 Measures of Central Tendency and Variation

Module 1 Test

Module 1 Project

Module 1 Lesson Plan

 

 

Module 2

11.1 Basic Notion

11.2 Curves, Polygons, and Symmetry

11.3 More About Angles

11.4 Geometry in Three Dimensions

12.1 Congruence Through Constructions

12.2 Additional Congruence Theorems

12.3 Additional Constructions

12.4 Similar Triangles and Other Similar Figures

Module 2 Test

Module 2 Project

Module 2 Lesson Plan

 

 

 

Module 3

13.1 Linear Measure

13.2 Areas of Polygons and Circles

13.3 The Pythagorean Theorem, Distance Formula and Equation of a Circle

13.4 Surface Area

13.5 Volume and Mass

14.1 Translations, Rotations, and Tessellations

14.2 Reflections and Glide Reflections

14.3 Dilations

Module 3 Test

Module 3 Project

Module 3 Lesson Plan

Final Exam

 

Last Modified: August 15, 2019