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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MAE6335

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2007-06-21
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1727 2006-11-17
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Secondary Education ED 1724000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Denisse Thompson 8139742687

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    MAE 6335 Geometry and Measurement for Elementary Teachers

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Geo/Meas Elm Tch
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    Admission into the MA in Elementary Education with a Mathematics/Science emphasis



    Course Description

    This course is designed to enhance the geometric content knowledge of elementary teachers and to consider how geometric experiences and concepts can be introduced into the elementary curriculum.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Geometry and measurement are two strands in the "Principles and Standards for School Mathematics" of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Elementary teachers need to engage their students in these mathematics topics in order to help them meet

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course is part of a required sequence in the major.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    5 times at the St. Pete campus

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Doctorate in mathematics education or equivalent

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Knowledge of the van Hiele model of geometric thought and its influence on the development of geometric concepts. Knowledge of the properties (symmetry, similarity, Pythagorean theorem, angle sum theorems) of 2-dimensional figures such as triangles, polygons, circles and of common 3- dimensional figures such as cylinders, cones, prisms, pyramids, spheres. Ability to use spatial visualization to view figures in perspective and determine common measures of geometric figures, such as perimeter, area, volume. Knowledge of properties related to coordinate geometry and the ability to apply basic transformations to geometric figures.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Be able to work with geometric and measurement concepts and be able to describe strategies for integrating geometric thinking and measurement into the elementary curriculum. Be encouraged to design, implement, and reflect upon the development of a geometric thinking or measurement project for use in their elementary classroom. Write geometric or measurement activities for professional journals or to use in thier classroom.

    C. Major Topics

    Van Hiele model, topological aspects of geometry for elementary teachers, triangles, triangle sum property, Pythagorean theorem, polygons and their properties,circles and their properties, 3 dimensional figures and their properties, spatial visualization and perspective, perimeter, area, volume, similar figures and their properties, transformations, symmetry, tessellations, and coordinate geomerty.

    D. Textbooks

    The actual textbook will be selected from current materials available at the time the class is taught. The Navigations series on Geometry and Measurement from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Packet of readings taken from appropriate journals for elementary teachers.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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