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    May 28, 2024  
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ECE 120 - Mathematics for Early Childhood Education



5.0 Credits
Mathematical knowledge and skills that strengthen an appreciation and basic competency in mathematics. Investigation of math concepts and strategies based on content relevant to teaching mathematics at the early childhood level.
Prerequisite Placement into MATH 077 or instructor permission.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the meaning, use, and connections of math operations: addition, multiplication, subtraction, and division; add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions and decimals; and convert decimals to percents and percents to decimals.
  2. Document a process of investigation, generalization, and reasoning about patterns in number, space, and data; read, write, and understand the meaning and ordering of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, with flexible movement between equivalent forms; and use different strategies to analyze and solve word problems.
  3. Document understanding of probability based on experiments and analysis; plan and undertake data collection; and represent and summarize data for interpretation and communication.
  4. Demonstrate ability to visualize, draw, and model shapes and understand transformations.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to read and write symbolic expressions with variables and their equivalent transformations; demonstrate the nature of variation and ability to use different forms of representation; provide evidence of ability to read, write, and solve equations and problems regarding inequalities.
  6. Document understanding of direct and indirect measurement and estimation skills to describe, compare, evaluate, plan, and construct.
  7. Demonstrate the use of application and language of mathematics to situations that are not obviously mathematical; problem solve by using math strategies; and identify relevant variables and pose questions to guide the investigation of a problem.
  8. Demonstrate understanding of mathematical origins in diverse cultures and their application in daily experiences.
  9. Document an increased level of appreciation of, and confidence in, mathematics.



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