Mathematics For Teachers II Syllabus for 2020-2021
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MATH-1351-002 Mathematics For Teachers II


Prerequisite: MATH 1350-minimum grade of C For Education majors

Course Description

Elementary 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.

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Students enrolled in an educational program in preparation for obtaining certain occupational licenses are potentially ineligible for such license if the student has been convicted of an offense. For further information, please contact:

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Student Service Center 117
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(3 sem hrs; 3 lec)

Class Type

Online Course

Syllabus Information


REQUIRED : My Math Lab Access Kit/e-textbook

Optional: Book

Mathematical Reasoning for Elementary Teachers - Media Update 7th Edition

Author(s): Long, Calvin | DeTemple, Duane | Millman, Richard

Textbook ISBN-13: 9780134758824


BLANK white printer paper, pencils, erasers, straight edge, five dividers and one three ring binder (1.5"- 2" recommended).

Dividers Labeled: Course Info, Notes (OPTIONAL), HW MML, Reviews & Exams, Portfolio

Calculator: Students will need a graphing calculator for this course.  The recommended calculator is a Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus.  Other forms of Texas Instruments or Casio graphing calculators will be permitted at the instructor’s discretion.  Note that no TI-89s or TI-Nspires will be permitted. There are FREE APPS available on your smart phone devide that will resemble the ti-84 calculator. Please note, although you can use these in the classroom, you cannot use them on a monotored exam. You can also check with the Math Academic Success Center for calculators available for rental.

Internet Access: Students need access to a computer with a reliable internet connection to complete online homework assignments, attend virtual meetings and access to a printer to produce class notes (OPTIONAL) and other handouts.

Printer: Printers are available located in THE UNDERGROUND lab located in Ware Building. Hours of opperation are located on their AC Webpage and at the bottom of your syllabus.

College ID: Students need an official Amarillo College student ID to scan into the Underground and Outreach Center and to present in the Math Testing Lab before each exam. If you do not have an ID, please know your student ID number.

Seesaw APP:Students will be asked to download and use the FREE communication app called SEESAW. This app allows for more effective communication between you and your instructor throughout the week.

Student Performance

Learning Objectives: After completing this course, the student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the following topics:

  1. Explain and model the arithmetic operations for whole numbers and integers.
  2. Explain and model computations with fractions, decimals, ratios and percentages.
  3. Describe and demonstrate how factors, multiples, and prime numbers are used to solve problems.
  4. Apply problem solving skills to numerical applications.
  5. Represent and describe relationships among sets using the appropriate mathematical terminology and notation.
  6. Compare and contrast structures of numeration systems

Students Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Log in using the AC Connect Portal

In order to receive your AC Connect Email, you must log in through AC Connect at .

If you are an active staff or faculty member according to Human Resources, use "Exchange". All other students, use "AC Connect (Google) Email".

Expected Student Behavior

Student Responsibilities:  Students are expected to behave in the classroom in a manner that is supportive of the learning environment.  Disruptive behavior includes, but is not limited to the following:  the use of cellular phones, texting, making offensive remarks, reading newspapers, talking, use of personal music systems, doing homework or other personal portfolios during class time, or engaging in any other form of distraction.  For a full discussion of appropriate behavior and student responsibilities, please refer to the Student Rights & Responsibilities Handbook

Scholastic Dishonesty: Cheating is defined in Webster's College Dictionary as "taking an examination in a dishonest way, as by having improper access to answers."  Improper access includes, but is not limited to, copying from another student's paper, copying from the homework solutions manual, or using any unauthorized sources of information while taking an exam or quiz.  If the proctor sees a cell phone out during any exam, the proctor will assume that student is cheating and the exam will be taken up and a grade of "F" will be received for the course.

Students who fail to comply with the standards outlined in the syllabus and/or Student Rights & Responsibilities will be subject to disciplinary action.

FOOD/DRINK:  It is the policy of the Mathematics and Engineering Department that food and drink be allowed in the classroom setting, at the instructor’s discretion, but food and drink are not allowed in the Computer Labs.

PHONE/PAGERS:  It is the policy of the Mathematics and Engineering Department that cell phones and pagers must be turned off or in silent mode in the classrooms and the Computer Labs.  Cell phones should not be visible during class.


For what circumstances should you contact your professor outside of class?

1. To inform your professor of an absence and insure them you will gather the missing material from a peer. Major medical absences are very important for your instructor to be aware of.
2. If you feel there has been an error in the gradebook, mymathlab, or given information during class.
3. To arrange meeting during office hours or to schedule an early exam.

Proper Emailing Format: Please use the format below when email your instructor.

Dear Instructor Mitchell,
This is where you will put your questions or information you wish to relay over to your instructor. Please refrain from any "text" language or unprofessional language. When emailing, you should uphold the highest professionalism since all emails can be permanently saved. 
First and Last Name

MATH 1351- Section#


Instructor MItchell,
I am stuck on question number 13 on section 9.4 MyMathLab assignment. I have attached a picture of the original problem and a picture of my attempted work. Can you give me guidance on how to proceed from here or let me know why my answer is not coming out correct? I have viewed the "view example" but seem to be missing something because MyMathLab is not accepting my answer.

Karla Romas
MATH 1351-001

You must use this format when emailing your instructor for this course.
A generate responce of
" Please refer to the syllabus under Expected Student Behavor for the required emailing format."
will be sent if your emails are not formated as required above.

Grading Criteria

Grading Policy


Notebook (Extra Credit)

+10 on Exam



MML Homework & Reviews
( Two Lowest grades are dropped @ end of course)


Major Exams
(Exams are never curved BUT Lowest Exam is Dropped @ end of course)

(4 @ 10% each)

Final Exam



Grading Scale


90 - 100%


80 - 89%


70 - 79%


60 - 69%


below 60%



Notebook Rubric for Extra Credit: 

The notebook will be checked for the awarded extra credit points on 
 Monday May 10th  .
Title Page: labeled according to heading requirements below, hole punched and located at the first page within the binder.

First and Last Name
MATH 1351- Section #

(0.5pts) Divider 1 Course Info: Syllabus, course calendar and any other info located within this divider.

(3pts) Divider 2 Notes: All notes placed in order, and completely copied behind this divider. (OPTIONAL)

(4pts) Divider 3 MML HW: White Printer paper or blue lined paper with section number as the title and work shown accordingly down the page and numbered. You must have the correct heading at the top of each page. You can also print off your MML assignments and have work shown neatly throughout these pages. This is the easiest and most organized method.

(2pts) Divider 5 Rev & Exams: All reviews and exam work placed behind this divider. 

(0.5pts) Divider 4 Portfolio: All portfolio pieces placed behind this divider.

Details can be found at our course page on ACConnect.

MML Homework:

1.  Expect to have homework each day. Late homework will not be accepted.  Late is defined to be anything turned in after the due date. You are given several days to complete assignment. For no reason will you be allowed to submit late homework assignments.

2.  All online homework must be worked in according to written homework standards. Anything that is wrong or needs to be corrected must be clearly erased or whited out.  Don't write, doodle, or perform mathematical calculations in the margins.  Homework must be neat and legible.

3.  Do not tear your paper out of a spiral and leave jagged edges.

4.  If you have more than one page for a single assignment, you must label the following pages.

5.  Homework must be presented in an orderly manner with the problem running a single column down the left half of the page. You may use the right half of the page for graphs, tables and drawings.  Any problem (excluding graphs) with work presented in anything except the first column will not receive credit.  Each line must contain only one equal sign, "=."   All final answers must be boxed or circled to receive credit.

6.  You will place your name in the top right corner of each page. On the top line of each page list the appropriate section of the MML assignment (for example Section 1.1). Notice the "Section" is not abbreviated. Each assignment will need to have the heading in the top right corner as demonstrated below:

First and Last Name
Math 1351- Section #

If you are absent, it is your responsibility to contact another student to find out the homework assignment for the following class.  
Remember, LATE HOMEWORK IS NOT ACCEPTED. Calendars and due dates are set at the very first day of the course so you will know what assignments are due at all times.                                                        

Enrolling in the Course:

  1. Login to your Blackboard course.
  2. Click on MyMathLab Links in the menu on the left side of the screen.
  3. Click on MyMathLab with Pearson Assignments and accept the Licensing Agreement.
  4.  If you have a Pearson account, enter your username and password.  If you have never used a Pearson MyLab and Mastering product, click on Create to enter information to create your account.
  1. Make sure you enter an email address that you check often.
  2. Please, use YOUR name as you are registered for school.
  1. If you have used MyMathLab with this textbook and this Pearson account previously, you should see a page indicating that you are done.
  2. If you have not used MyMathLab with this textbook before, you have three options.
  1. To use an access code that came packaged with your textbook or bought as a stand alone folder, click on Access Code.
  2. To use a credit card or PayPal account to buy the access code, click on the box with the current publisher's price.
  3. To get temporary access while you wait for financial aid, payday, etc., click on Get temporary access without payment for 14 days at the bottom of the screen.
  1. You are now enrolled in your course and should see it listed on the Courses page when you login.

Course Homepage Menu:

  1. To work on an assignment, click on Assignment, the assignment name and then on question.
  2. Each homework problem will usually have some of the following buttons to the right of the problem:  Help me solve This, View an Example, Video, Animation, Textbook, Connect to a Tutor, Print, Study Plan, Tools for Success, Multimedia Library and HTML eBook. 
  1. The Grade book will show you the assignment you have worked, the scores, and give you the chance to review any assignment.                                                                                  

Other Information:

  1. In general, you get 3 attempts on each problem.  The following equal 1 attempt.
  1. Entering an incorrect answer on a short answer or numeric problem 3 times.
  2. Entering an incorrect answer on a multiple choice problem 1-2 times depending on the number of answer choices.
  3. Using the Help Me Solve This button. (View an Example does not use an attempt.)
  1. After each attempt, you will be presented with the correct answer and the Submit Answer button will become Similar Exercise (until 3 attempts have been used).  To get another attempt on your problem, click on Similar Exercise and a similar problem (same problem, different numbers) will appear.
  2. You can print your assignments, work on them away from the computer, and then return to enter the answers.  On each problem, there is a button that will open a popup and ask if you want to print that page or the entire assignment.
  3. You do not have to "save" any work.  Once you click on Submit answer and see either a green check mark or a red box with hints, the answers are saved.
  4. If you open a homework assignment and see a green check next to a problem, you have received full credit for that problem.  A red X means you have attempted the problem, but have not received any credit.  If you have both a green check and a red X, you have received partial credit.
  1. Be VERY careful when entering an answer.  There are instructions written in blue below most problems, if you do not enter the answer in the specified format or with the requested rounding, the answer will be considered incorrect.  Recall that entering an incorrect answer three times is one attempt.


Exam reviews can be found right after a chapters assignments and right before an exam. There is no lmit on how many times you can re-take the review. You must pass your review with a 70% or higher to be given access to the exam. Reviews were specifically designed to inform you of whether you are prepared for the exam following. Once again, you must make a 70% or higher on  your review to be given access t o your chapter exam. 

Major Exams:  

FIVE major exams will be given and will be completed throughout the course. Exams will be completed outside of class. Dates will be determine throughout the course depending on time availability. The LOWEST exam grade will be dropped at the end of the course. 

No late exams will be given, no matter the reason. This is because you are given all the due dates well in advance and one of your lowest exams will be dropped. At the end of the semester, your lowest exam grade will be dropped.

If you know in advance that you will be gone during the assigned exam dates, you can TAKE YOUR EXAM EARLY!

If you make below 70 on a major exam, a minimum of 1 (one) hour must be spent in the MAth Academic Success Center correcting your exam. Once corrections are made, you will need to schedule a time to meet with the instructor to discuss said corrections prior to your next exam.

Final Exam:

At the end of the semester, you will have a comprehensive final exam. The final exam will cover all the content covered throughout this course and will be given and due by 
 Wednesday May 12 th by  8:00 pm.




Attendance:  If for some reason you stop working on this course and decide that you do not have time because of other commitments, please remember to officially withdraw “W” from this course.  To officially withdraw "W", you must visit with your professor personally and obtain a signed "Withdrawal Approval Form".  This signed form must be taken to the Ask AC desk in the Student Services Building by  Tuesday, May 4th. This is the last date that you can withdraw “W” from this course this semester.

DROP POLICY - Students who do not attend class by logging in and completing atleast two out of five assignments with 70% accuracy by the census date for this course which is Monday, March 29th, will be administratively dropped from the course.  


This schedule is subject to change by the instructor at any time:

Week 1: Syllabus, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, Ch 9 Review, Ch 9 Exam
Week 2: Portfolio Ch 9, 10.1, 10.2
Week 3: 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, Ch 10 Review, Ch 10 Exam
Week 4: Portfolio Ch 10, 11.1, 11.2, 12.1, 12.3
Week 5: Ch 11/12 Review, Ch 11/12 Exam, 13.1m 13.2, 13.3
Week 6: Portfolio Ch 11/12, Ch 13 Review, Ch 13 Exam, 14.1, 14.2
Week 7: Portfolio Ch 13, 14.3, 14.4, Ch 14 Review, Ch 14 Exam
Week 8: Notebook Extra Credit, Portfolio Ch 14, Fina Review, Final Exam due by  WED May 12th by  8:00 pm

Additional Information









  • Books may be placed on the bookshelf or in a hall locker before you request a test. Padlocks may be checked out in the Math Lab.
  • An Amarillo College picture ID is required in order to take a test in the Math Lab.
  • Once you have begun work on a test that is considered one attempt. You cannot leave the Math Lab and return to finish that test at a later time.
  • In the testing room, please do not sit by someone with the same colored test. All purses must be on the floor.
  • The Math Lab will not hand out a test less than one hour before closing time.

MATH ACADEMIC SUCCES CENTERThe Math Lab personnel will pick up your test five minutes prior to closing time.

  • The Math Lab hours are posted on the outside door, in this syllabus, and in the lab itself.
  • Please come prepared. If you do not have a pencil, you may purchase one from the Math Lab for 25 cents.  Please bring exact change. Pens are not allowed on any test.
  • Childcare arrangements must be made prior to testing. Children may not accompany students into testing room or be left unattended anywhere on campus.
  • Cell phones must be turned off as not to disturb other students who are testing. NO CELL PHONE use of any kind is allowed in the Testing Room. If we see your cell phone out AT ANY TIME, FOR ANY REASON, while in the testing room, YOU WILL RECEIVE an "F" for the course!

Instructor Request:  Students, please do not take pictures or video during class without first obtaining permission from me.  Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

Syllabus Created on:

03/21/21 3:23 PM

Last Edited on:

03/25/21 1:48 PM