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


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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, (2nd Ed.) Boston: Pearson Addison-Wesley.

            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.]


Evaluation………Value…Due Date

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 7th at 10:15am-12:15pm in A606



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 required test to do for additional points work.). Additional points work adds to your “Attendance, etc” grade.

            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 UH-Downtown University Catalog and Student Handbook. Reasonable accommodations will be made for students covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Register for services in S409 (713-221-8430) and contact me to arrange for appropriate accommodations.


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

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

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




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 2nd.


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




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.