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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.

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.
TAUGHT: Winter, Summer, Fall
CONTENT AND 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.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Gain an enthusiam for mathematics.
2. Learn and practice problem solving strategies including Polya's 4-step method.
3. Practice mathematical exploration and learn to repeat attempts.
4. Learn the sets included in the real numbers and understand arithmetic operations and algebraic properties.
5. Read, understand, and write Egyptian, Roman, Babylonian, Mayan, Indo-Arabic numeration systems.
6. Gain an understanding of and apply the basics of number theory including, factors, multiples, GCD, LCM, primes, and composites.
7. Learn and practice ratio, proportion, and percent problems.
8. Describe the basics of functions including definitions and models, domain and range, classifications and graphs of linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic functions.
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. Students will take examinations, complete a research paper, participate in in-class activities, complete homework, and fulfill any other assignments the instructor may require.
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.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002