Catalogue 2012 - 2013

MATH 107 Mathematics For Elementary Education I

Credits

3 cr.

Prerequisite

Successful performance on the Western New England University placement test.

Course Description

This course is the first of a two-semester sequence in mathematics that satisfies the mathematics requirement for prospective elementary teachers. Prospective elementary teachers are introduced to the content of the elementary mathematics curriculum as well as some of the teaching methods used at the elementary level. The real number system is studied in depth. Topics include an examination of whole numbers, integers, and rational numbers with an emphasis on place value and the associated operations. Topics from numeration systems, number theory, and set theory are also developed. Problem-solving techniques and appropriate use of technology are integrated throughout the course.

Distribution

GUR/MR

Offered

in the fall semester.