MAT 212 Math for Teachers II

Campus Location:
Georgetown, Dover, Wilmington
Effective Date:
MAT 172 or higher


Course Credits and Hours:
4.00 credits
4.00 lecture hours/week
0.00 lab hours/week
Course Description:

This course is designed for prospective early childhood or elementary teachers.  Topics include geometry, introductory probability, and statistics.

Required Text(s):

Obtain current textbook information by viewing the campus bookstore online or visit a campus bookstore. Check your course schedule for the course number and section.

Additional Materials:

Scientific calculator

Schedule Type:
Classroom Course


Core Course Performance Objectives (CCPOs):
  1. Use geometric concepts to solve application problems. (CCC 6)
  2. Compute basic probabilities.  (CCC 6)
  3. Compute, analyze, and interpret statistical data.  (CCC 2, 6)

See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.

Measurable Performance Objectives (MPOs):

Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  1. Use geometric concepts to solve application problems.
    1. Describe a point, line, and plane.
    2. Sketch points, lines, line segments, rays, and angles.
    3. Construct and copy basic geometric figures using a compass and a straight-edge.
    4. Perform transformations.
    5. Measure angles with a protractor, and classify them as acute, obtuse, or straight.
    6. Classify quadrilaterals and triangles.
    7. Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to solve applied problems.
    8. Calculate perimeter and circumference of various two dimensional figures.
    9. Calculate areas of various two dimensional figures.
    10. Calculate surface area of various three-dimensional figures including but not limited to cylinders, cones, prisms.
    11. Calculate volumes of cylinders, cones, pyramids, prisms, and spheres.
  2. Compute basic probabilities.
    1. Calculate basic probabilities using student-designed simulations, patterns, tree diagrams, and charts.
    2. Calculate expected value of an event.
  3. Compute, analyze, and interpret statistical data. 
    1. Construct graphical representations from data.
    2. Interpret line, bar, and circle graphs.
    3. Compute measures of central tendency, and describe advantages and disadvantages of each.
    4. Compute measures of dispersion.
    5. Construct frequency distributions, and use to calculate the mean.
    6. Calculate the mean and standard deviation of data.
    7. Calculate basic probabilities based on mean and standard deviation from a normal curve.
Evaluation Criteria/Policies:

The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:

90 100 = A
80 89 = B
70 79 = C
0 69 = F

Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.

Final Course Grade:

Calculated using the following weighted average

Evaluation Measure

Percentage of final grade

5 Tests and 3 Projects (summative) (equally weighted)


Formative assessments


Homework (formative)




Core Curriculum Competencies (CCCs are the competencies every graduate will develop):
  1. Apply clear and effective communication skills.
  2. Use critical thinking to solve problems.
  3. Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
  4. Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
  5. Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
  6. Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
Program Graduate Competencies (PGCs are the competencies every graduate will develop specific to his or her major):


Disabilities Support Statement:

The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.

Minimum Technology Requirements:
Minimum technology requirements for online, hybrid, video conferencing and web conferencing courses.