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Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I

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This course is designed to give the prospective elementary school teacher an overview of several components of the elementary school mathematics curriculum, including number systems, mental math and estimation, inequalities and order, sets, and functions. The class meets each week for three one-hour instruction sessions and one one-hour laboratory session. This course may not be used to satisfy the College mathematics requirement.

Text: 

Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: A Contemporary Approach, Musser, Burger, Peterson, Wiley and Sons, 10th edition, 2014.

Prerequisite: 

MATH 101 or equivalent.

Credit Hours: 
3
Chapter Topics Days
1 Problem Solving 9
2 Sets, Whole Numbers, and Numeration 3
3 Whole Numbers: Operations and Properties 4
4 Whole Number Computation 5
5 Number Theory 2
6 Fractions 3
7 Decimals, Ratio, Proportion, and Percent 5
8 Integers 2
9 Rational Numbers and Real Numbers, with an Introduction to Algebra 4
  Review and Class Exams 7

This course is designed to give the prospective elementary mathematics teacher an overview of several components of the elementary mathematics curriculum focusing on number systems. The instructional emphasis will be on developing problem-solving skills relevant to elementary mathematics, including appropriate use of technology to enhance instruction. This course may not be used to satisfy the College mathematics requirement.


(Gay 2014 )

Frequency: 
Every Spring Semester

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