MAT 121 Math for Elementary Teachers (4 credits)

This course is the first of a two-semester sequence designed for the prospective B-2, 1-6, 5-8, and B-6 teacher. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution in Adolescence or Childhood Education should take this course and MAT 122. Students will develop an understanding of the mathematical curriculum recommended by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Standards. Topics include: sets, numeration systems, whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, real numbers, and number theory. A hands-on problem-solving technology-based approach will be emphasized throughout this course. This course fulfills the math requirement for only the following degrees: Human Services and Teacher Education, and the Liberal Arts and Sciences degrees in Adolescence Education, Childhood Education, General Studies, and Humanities and Social Sciences. Prerequisite: Beginning algebra and successful completion of the MAT 121 Competency Test.