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MAT116 - Math for Elementary Teachers 1
Catalog Description: Focuses on foundational concepts of number theory, arithmetic, and algebra that underlie the elementary school mathematics curriculum. Emphasizes problem solving and the historical development of numeration systems and other mathematical concepts. Prerequisite: MAT092 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent by placement.
Lecture: 3 hrs.
Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Describe various ancient numeration systems (Egyptian, Roman, Mayan, Babylonian, etc.).
2. Compare and contrast non-decimal positional systems to the Indo-Arabic system.
3. Identify and describe George Polya's problem solving principles.
4. Identify and describe a variety of common mathematical problem solving strategies.
5. Explain the steps employed in traditional algorithms for the four mathematical operations using whole numbers.
6. Illustrate addition and subtraction of integers visually or using physical objects.
7. Explain the reasons for each step needed using any of the four mathematical operations for rational numbers.
8. Explain the reasons for each step needed when comparing two rational numbers.
9. Analyze the connection between selected learning activities and the NCTM Standards for School Mathematics.
Effective Term: Fall 2019