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BASIC CONCEPTS OF GEOMETRY, PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY NORTHRIDGE FALL 2009 “Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all” -Hypatia of Alexandria 370-415 A.D. 1. COURSE: Math. 310 Course Number: Time and Place: 3 Units 15213 8:30 – 11:15 Sat. CR 5209 2. TEXTBOOK: Elementary Geometry for Teachers Thomas H. Parker and Scott J. Balridge 3. INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Bozena Onzol Contact by e-mail - [email protected] Consultation: 16:00 – 17:00 T in SN 412, and 11:15 – 11:45 Sat in CR 5209 (or by appointment) 4. COURSE DESCRIPTION. Topics emphasized are: Probability, Graphs, Measures of Central Tendency & Variations; Introductory Geometry; Constructions, Congruence, and Similarity; Measurement; Motion Geometry. The topics comply with the Standards in Mathematics set by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Calculator: Calculators are not allowed either in this class or on the final exam. None of the mathematical concepts and problem solving skills in this course requires the use of a calculator. 5. COURSE OBJECTIVE. This course objective is to develop skills necessary for teaching in the elementary or junior high school. 6. COURSE REQUIREMENTS. Students are expected to complete homework assignments by the time class meets the first time following discussion of lesson materials in the classroom. The homework will be collected and graded. The students are expected and encouraged to participate in classroom discussions. 7. ABSENCE POLICY. Students should attend all class periods in a mathematics course. There are no “allowable cuts”. The sequential nature of mathematics means that each absence tends to create a learning gap. 8. GRADING PROCEDURE. . There will be three in-class tests. No make-up tests will be given with an exception of a documented special circumstance situation. The final exam will be comprehensive, and may not be dropped. The maximum score for each test will be 100 points, and 200 points for the final exam. Total homework value for the entire semester will be 100 points. A -A +B B -B 90% 87% 84% 80% 77% Final Grading +C C 74% 70% -C D -D 67% 64% 60% F 59% or less Please arrive on time. No text messaging. Cell phones should be turned off during class. The University's Student Conduct Code is available at: http://www.csun.edu/a&r/soc/studentconduct.html