Math 1202 (Geometry, Reasoning and Measurement):
The Undergraduate Studies Committee recommends changing the list of topics in Math 1202. This proposal originated from Debra Kopcso and Stephanie Kurtz, who have been teaching Math 1202.
Primarily for students in the elementary education Holmes curriculum. Synthetic and coordinate geometry in two and three dimensions; spatial visualization and counting procedures; symmetries and tilings; history of geometry; written communication of mathematics.
Proposed new list:
Primarily for students in the early childhood education PK-3 or elementary grades education curriculum. Geometry and measurement in two and three dimensions; similarity; congruence; Pythagorean Theorem; written communication of mathematics.
Justification of the proposed changes:
Several math faculty have a Board of Regents Grant titled "The Mathematics College & Career Readiness and Retention Program." One of the activities of the grant is to hold a workshop to set the stage to align all LSU math courses that are relevant to teacher preparation with the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). These new standards have been adopted by 48 states including Louisiana, and will be used to guide the curriculum in K-12. In the process of preparing for this workshop, it became apparent that the catalog description of Math 1202 needed to be updated based on current topic coverage and to include changes now being made to reflect alignment with the new CCSS.