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MATH& 131 - Mathematics for Elementary Education 1

5 credits

A grade of “C” or better in MATH 097  or appropriate placement score.

MATH& 131 is the first of two courses that is designed to fulfill the requirements for entry into a bachelors program in elementary education at a four year university. The major objective of this course is to prepare the prospective K-8 teacher to understand elementary school mathematical concepts taught from kindergarten through eighth grade. MATH& 131 focuses on problem solving techniques, place value, numeration and computation, fractions, decimals, percent, ratios and proportional reasoning, and number theory. In conjunction with studying these topics, students will improve their abilities to recognize patterns and make connections to the mathematical ideas explored. Each student will be expected to justify his or her reasoning and communicate the results through such means as group activities, written discussions, oral presentations and/or other methods. Students who complete both MATH& 131 and MATH& 132 ; will satisfy the quantitative skills requirement (MATH& 131) and be granted 5 credits of specified elective.

Theory Hours
5 theory hours.

Course Outcomes
  • Manipulate and perform operations in different numerical bases by applying basic number theory concepts.
  • Apply and implement various problem solving models introduced throughout the course.
  • Apply various strategies and operations involving whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratios, proportions, and percentages to solve problems.
  • Apply and explain the structure of the real number system and how this structure relates to learning foundational mathematical concepts.

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