Math Concepts for Elementary Education I 
ELEM ED MATH I 
CLASS CODE: 
MATH 305 
CREDITS:
4

DIVISION: 
PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING 
DEPARTMENT: 
MATHEMATICS 
GENERAL EDUCATION: 
This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement. 

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: 
This course is for Elementary Education majors. The content focuses on important mathematical ideas and their interrelationships. Problem solving, sets, functions, systems of numeration, operations on whole numbers, integers and rational numbers, the real number system and number theory are included. 
DESCRIPTION: 

TOPICS: 
Problem solving, sets, functions, systems of numeration, operations on whole numbers, integers and rational numbers, the real number system and number theory are included. 
OBJECTIVES: 
Students in Math 305 will learn, model, and apply the structure of arithmetic to a variety of problems and situations. This knowledge will enable them to accurately teach concepts found in the mathematics curriculum in grades K8. 
REQUIREMENTS: 
Attendance, a copy of the text and activities manual, and a calculator. Students must pass Math 305 and Math 306 to satisfy the GE Math Requirement. 
PREREQUISITES: 
Two years of high school algebra or Math 101 with a grade of "B" or higher and at least 30 credits. You must also achieve a satisfactory score on the placement exam. The placement exam will cover topics from high school algebra I and II. A student should plan to take this exam before enrolling in Math 305. The exam will be offered in November, March, and July. It will also be offered on a limited basis during the first week of class each term. A bank of practice problems similar to those on the exam is available on the web.

OTHER: 

EFFECTIVE DATE: 
August 2002 