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# MAT 107 - Math for Elementary Education

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: MAT 090  (minimum grade "C") or equivalent, or successful placement.

Description
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.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

1. 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.
2. Employ problem solving techniques in the areas of mathematics mentioned in the course description.
3. Relate areas of mathematics as they apply to problem solving.
Listed Topics
1. Tools for Problem Solving
2. Numeration Systems
3. The Integers and Number Theory
4. Rational Numbers as Fractions
5. Exponents and Decimals
6. Ratio and Proportion
7. Percent's
8. The theory of sets and functional operation
Reference Materials
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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