LSC-CyFair Math Department
This is designed specifically for students who seek elementary and middle school teacher certification. Topics include concepts of geometry, probability, and statistics, as well as applications
of the algebraic properties of real numbers to concepts of measurement with an emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking.
Textbook:Billstein, Libeskind, Lott; A Problem Solving Approach to Math for Elementary Teachers, 11th ed.; Pearson
Graphing Calculator required. TI 83, TI 84 or TI 86 series calculators recommended.
Calculators capable of symbolic manipulation will not be allowed on tests. Examples include, but are not limited to, TI 89, TI 92, and Nspire CAS models and HP 48 models.
Neither cell phones nor PDAs can be used as calculators. Calculators may be cleared before tests.
Chapter 9. Probability9.1 How Probabilities are Determined
9.2 Multistage experiments with tree Diagrams and Geometric Probabilities
9.4 Odds, Conditional Probability, and Expected Value
9.5 Using Permutations and Combinations in Probability
Chapter 10. Data Analysis/statistics: An Introduction10.1 Designing Experiments/Collecting Data
10.2 Displaying Data: Part I
10.3 Displaying Data: Part II
10.4 Measures of Central Tendency and Variation. (SkipVariation and Standard Deviation.)
10.5 Abuses of Statistics
Chapter 11. Introductory Geometry11.1 Basic Notions
11.2 Linear Measure
11.3 Curves, Polygons, and Symmetry
11.4 More about Angles
Chapter 12. Congruence and Similarity with Constructions12.1 Congruence through Constructions
12.2 Additional Congruence Properties
12.3 Additional Constructions
12.4 Similar Triangles and Other Similar Figures
Chapter 13. Congruence and Similarity with Transformations13.1 Translations and Rotations
13.2 Reflections and Glide Rotations
13.4 Tessellations of the Plane
Chapter 14. Area, Pythagorean Theorem, and Volume14.1 Areas of Polygons and Circles
14.2 The Pythagorean Theorem (Skip Distance Formula, and Equation of a Circle)
14.3 Geometry in Three Dimensions
14.4 Surface Areas
14.5 Volume, Mass and Temperature