MAT 2530

Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I

4 Credits

Replaces MAT 2510.

Prerequisite: MAT 1150 (or equivalent college transfer course) with a "C" or better within the last three years or COMPASS/ACT math placement test results appropriate for this course within the last two years.

GE Outcomes: Critical Thinking, Effective Communication, Quantitative Literacy

Throughout This course students will be introduced to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Standards and will participate in their implementation. Students will work in collaborative problem solving groups, make presentations to the class, learn and teach a math game, work with manipulatives, observe an elementary school classroom, and share ideas with the purpose of developing philosophy and attitude as well as improving speaking, writing, thinking and computational skills. Math content includes elementary set theory; basic algorithms of arithmetic including operations using whole numbers, integers, fractions, decimals and percents; the binary number system and other non base 10 systems; elementary number theory; logic; problem solving techniques; student usage of calculators, computers and other technology.