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### Mathematics 565.01, Measurement, Probability and
Geometry

*Spring 2005 Syllabus*

(May 29 05) Final grades posted. (Apr 26 05) Latest grades posted. (Mar 1 05) Small tweak to the schedule. (Jan 16 05) First web posting of syllabus. |

Time. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:10p -
3:25p.Place. 428 Thornton Hall
- Learn and explore the measurement, geometry and probability strands for the elementary curriculum.
- Help you see math as interesting and relevant.
- Help you see yourself as capable of learning mathematics and solving mathematical problems on your own.
- Introduce you to materials to teach content in the measurement, geometry and probability strands to elementary school students.
- Convince you that math is not just a bunch of formulas to be memorized but problems to solve and patterns to find.
- Midterm (15%)
- Final Exam (15%)
- 10 best Homework grades (50%)
- 2 Projects (20%)
Homework.
Assignments will be given out on Thursdays and are
due the next Thursday at the start of class. No late
homework will accepted in any case. Don't worry, I
know things happen and will only count your best 10
homework grades, allowing you to drop at least one. You are allowed and encouraged to work on the homework in groups, but you must write up the solutions in your own words or it will be considered cheating. Every HW will end with a Challenge problem. These
are meant to give you practice thinking creatively
and sticking with a problem you don't see right away.
It is not okay to skip the Challenge. In fact, you
will get a |
CR/NCR, Incompletes,
Withdrawing. Most Mathematics classes allow
CR/NCR grading, but many majors, including
Mathematics, do not count CR/NCR grades towards the
major. Mathematics majors should not take their
Mathematics classes CR/NCR. All other majors should
check with their academic advisors before deciding to
take a Mathematics class CR/NCR. If--after checking
with your advisor--you want to apply for CR/NCR
grading, you must log onto the web site
www.sfsu.edu/student and sign up for CR/NCR grading
before the April 1 deadline. I will not pass out a
CR/NCR sheet in class. |

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