2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
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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. Prerequisite
MATH 087 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or MATH 097 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or MATH 090 with a minimum grade of 2.0. Corequisite

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

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