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MATH& 171 - Math for Elementary Education I

5.0 Credits
Examination of problem-solving techniques and mathematics related to topics taught at the K-8 level. Topics include number theory, set theory, functions and the use of technology. Recommended for prospective and current elementary school teachers. (was MATH 121) Prerequisite: MATH 090  or 095  or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher, or appropriate score on math placement test.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Use problem-solving strategies and apply them to concepts introduced throughout the course. [REASON]
  2. Use mathematical reasoning by demonstrating logical, disciplined thinking habits while examining ideas and solving problems. [REASON]
  3. Use various algorithms, perform mental computations, and apply electronic computing techniques for solving problems dealing with whole numbers, fractions, and integers. [REASON]
  4. Explain how the structure of the real number system relates to learning mathematics. [REASON]
  5. Relate the concepts learned in this class to the recommendations in the NCTM Standards document. [REASON]
  6. Apply interpersonal skills in problem-solving groups. [COMMUNICATE]
  7. Communicate knowledge and understanding in both everyday and mathematical language. [COMMUNICATE]
  8. Connect mathematical ideas to other subject areas. [COMMUNICATE]
  9. Explain the role of technology as it relates to learning and teaching mathematics and be able to demonstrate concepts using calculators and computers. [COMMUNICATE]

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