Dr. Leveille *leveillen@uhd.edu** *713-221-2723 (office 748S)

http://cms.dt.uh.edu/Faculty/LeveilleN

Office Hours before class; or by
appointment

Syllabus for **Geometry
for Teachers (3
credit hours) Summer II 2007**

Math
3303-40279 at 10:15 am - 12:15 pm MTWR in A606

**Textbooks:** Lial,
M., Brown, B., Steffensen, A., and Johnson, L.
(2003). *Essentials of
Geometry for College Students, *(2^{nd} Ed.)

Packet also has student’s solutions
manual.

[Optional: Aichele,
D., and Wolfe, J. (2008). *Geometric
Structures: An Inquiry-Based Approach for Prospective Elementary and Middle School
Teachers. *Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.]

Test I………………...1/5……R, July 12

Test II………………..1/5……M, July 23

Test III……………….1/5……W, August 1

Attendance, class work, etc….1/5……daily

Final Exam……………1/5…….T, August 7^{th} at
10:15am-12:15pm in A606

** **

**Notes: **

__Prerequisites: __A grade of C
or better in MATH 1301 and Junior Standing.

__Goals/Objectives__. Students should be able to perform,
explain, and use problem-solving skills for geometric word problems. There will
be an emphasis on word problems, TI 84 calculators, and NCTM Standards. Topics
are selected from properties of angles, lines, triangles, polygons, polyhedra, circles, similarity and congruence of triangles,
area, perimeter, surface area, volume, geometric constructions,
transformations, tessellations, investigating patterns in geometry for problem
solving, the Pythagorean Theorem, the coordinate plane, and an introduction to
geometric proofs. This course is primarily designed for students in the Teacher
Preparation program.

YOU are
expected to come to every class, be on time, take notes, read the textbook
materials, do the homework corresponding to the material discussed in class,
correct your own homework, ask questions, and participate in a positive manner
in class. All work passed in for credit must have your name on it and ** all**
relevant work. See me with your questions. No make-ups will be given. If you
miss a quiz, do “additional points” work to make up the points.
If you miss a test, see me as soon as possible (I will do your current average,
we can discuss your options, and you will be given a

All
students are subject to UH-Downtown’s Academic Honesty Policy and to all other
university-wide policies and procedures as they are set forth in the

The last day to withdraw is R, July 26, 2007 (6pm).

The last class day is M, August 6^{th}.
Pass in a bluebook if you want scrap paper on the final.

Grades available at www.uhd.edu/eservices from noon M, August 13^{th}.

**Homework: **

Complete and pass in hardcopy from Webinfoforteachers no later than 10:15am on Tuesday, August 7, 2007. If you pass in late you will only be graded once. If you passed in on time, I will take one re-do of TExES Prep manual #101 (25 pts) for more points.

Pass in hardcopy of TExES Prep manual #115 Mathematics 4-8 (only “geometry” questions #1,2,4,6,7,13-20,27,28,30,34,35,36,37.) by 11:59pm on Tuesday, July 24, 2007. Be sure to show all work necessary to answer each question.

Pass in hardcopy of TExES Prep
Manual #135 Mathematics 8-12 (only “geometry questions
#7,8,10,12,17,18,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,31,37) by 3pm on Thursday , August 2^{nd}.

Approximately one section per class hour.

__Section Read
pages Write answers to problem
numbered:__

1.1 vii-6 1-49 odd, 53, 54

1.2 11-15 1-25 odd

1.3 18-25 all odd

1.4 28-31 all odd

1.5 33-41 1-11 odd, 15-25odd, 29

1.6 44-52 Worksheets, 16-19, 23-27 odd

Ch 1 T 1-59 1-27

2.1 63-68 1-7odd, 13-45odd

2.2 70-77 1-15odd, 19-29odd; read 17

2.3 82-87 1-23odd

2.4 92-105 1-21odd, 26

2.5 109-111 1, 3, 5, 19; read 7-17

2.6 113-116

Ch 2 T 63-124 all

10.1 457-463 Find all six trig functions in 1and 7, 15, 23

10.2 464-468 1, 3, 9 all six, 13, 19 two possible, 27, 33

10.3 471-474 1, 2, 13 using b=3.20, 19, 20, 21

10.4 475-478 1-3,
5, 9, 13

Ch 10T457-482 11

3.1 127-131 1,
5-13 odd, 17, 19

3.2 134-141 9,
13, 15, 17, 25

3.3 145-154 1,
7, 9, 11, 13, 17, 20, 28a

3.4 157-161 3, 7, 11, 19

Ch 3T 127-168 1-15

4.3 175-197 1-13

Ch 4 T 175-212 1-5, 10-13, 17-20

Ch 5T 215-251 1-14, 16, 17, 19-25

Ch 6T 275-336 1, 2, 3, 6-12

__Ch 7T__ 339-375 1-12, (+pt) 17

Ch 8T 381-424 1-18

__Ch 9T__ 425-455 1-19

*I’m having trouble accessing the standards. Do I need to sign up
for it to get to them? Am I missing a link? Can I do it for free? Help?*

Use the inside cover of your book.
If that is not detailed enough go to http://www.nctm.org/standards
by clicking on this live link. On left, in the purple band, at NCTM Standards
click on Standards electronic (a pop-up when the cursor is on NCTM Standards)
then click on __Math Standards and Expectations__. Scroll through for
what you want.

If this does not work come to my office and you can try it here.

Dr. Leveille

Reading Recommendations:

TACS standards are found at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter111/index.html

TEXES Preparation Manuals are found at: http://texes.ets.org/texes/prepMaterials

Math3321Fall2006CurriculumFocalPointsReleased.htm

Rubrics can be created at http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php

Good books to use for Connections (NCTM Standards) DoCountingBooksAddup?NCTMConnections11-6-2004

A Variety of Assessment Strategies CurrentIssuesinMathematicsEducationCoursesMAAAugust42005.ppt

See also: Special “Interest Links” on my home page.