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 Early, Childhood or Middle 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 requirements for General Studies, Humanities, and Human Services only. Prerequisite: MAT 087 and successful completion of the MAT 121 Competency Test.