MAT 120 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I (3)
This course prepares STEM-focused elementary teachers by investigating numeration systems and algebraic reasoning. A thorough examination of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division reveals why these operations behave the way they do and what interconnections exist between these operations. The counting numbers are extended to include negative numbers and the study of integer operation. Integer understanding is then expanded to rational numbers by examining fractions and the arithmetic of fractions at a deep level. In addition, the course addresses application of number theory including the study of primes, divisibility, the LCM and GCF. Finally, the course arithmetic to algebraic expressions and linear functions. This course sequence is intended to prepare students for formal admission to the Department of Education.
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