Aug 19, 2022
MAT 107 - Math for Elementary Education
3 Lecture Hours
Prerequisites: MAT 090 (minimum grade "C") or equivalent, or successful placement.
This course is intended as a pre-service content course for elementary education majors. This course explores the conceptual foundations of the numerical content of the mathematics curriculum in the elementary grades with an emphasis on problem-solving. Topics include operations and properties of whole numbers, integers, fractions, decimals, percent's, ratios and proportions; elementary set theory; number theory; and functions.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Analyze problem situations and formulate solutions by incorporating techniques from a variety of areas within the discipline of mathematics, including logical reasoning and number theory.
- Employ problem solving techniques in the areas of mathematics mentioned in the course description.
- Relate areas of mathematics as they apply to problem solving.
- Tools for Problem Solving
- Numeration Systems
- The Integers and Number Theory
- Rational Numbers as Fractions
- Exponents and Decimals
- Ratio and Proportion
- The theory of sets and functional operation
Each student will be required to have a textbook adopted by the Mathematics Department at
the specific campus. A calculator may or may not be recommended. If available, students may
purchase a student solutions manual or make use of the interactive software and videotapes
located in the math laboratory.
Approved By: Flores, Roy Date Approved: 05/07/2002
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