Geometry in grades 18
Professor Hlas 
Kylie Stai (tutoring in HHH 423)

Life without geometry is pointless.
—unknown
Course Information
This course includes mathematical knowledge for teachers based on practice & content standards. Topics include:
 geometry as shape
 measurement
 symmetry & transformations
This course helps students meet the following Liberal Education Learning Outcome:
 S2. Use mathematical, computational, statistical, or formal reasoning to solve problems, draw inferences, and determine the validity of stated claims.
(This outcome will be assessed by the cumulative final exam.)
More course information is posted on D2L.
Goals
 Develop a productive disposition towards elementary mathematics
 Explain why mathematical ideas work
Structure
 Daily warmup activities, typically for discussion
 Weekly quizzes
 One midterm examination
 Comprehensive final exam
Materials
 Beckmann, S. (2014). Mathematics for Elementary Teachers with Activities, 4th edition (rental text)
I recommend printing Class Activities from D2L so you do not need to bring the book to class.  Calculators are allowed, but are not required. Devices with wireless capabilities (e.g., cell phones) are not allowed on assessments.
 Recommended review: Algebra rules
Research background
 Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
 CCSS Learning Progressions
 Better learning through hand writing (Science Daily, 2011)
 Nix the Tricks (Cardone)
 Improve students' learning with effective learning techniques (Dunlosky, et al., 2013, page 45)