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MATH 106 - Math for Elemen Teachers II

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 0

Prerequisite(s): MATH 105  with a grade of C or better

Restriction(s): Early Childhood and Childhood Education majors

Corequisite(s): None

Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II: This course is intended for education majors and is designed to provide a mathematical treatment of the fundamental concepts of probability, statistics, and elementary geometry as they relate to the elementary school mathematics curriculum. This is not a methods course; the primary focus of this course is mathematics content. Only open for Early Childhood and Childhood Education majors.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course: The general education requirement for mathematics is satisfied by MATH 106. To assess the general education mathematics requirements, when you have completed this course, you will be able to:

  1. demonstrate the ability to interpret and draw inferences from mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables, and schematics.
  2. demonstrate the ability to represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically and verbally.
  3. demonstrate the ability to employ quantitative methods such as, arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems.
  4. demonstrate the ability to estimate and check mathematical results for reasonableness.
  5. demonstrate the ability to recognize the limits of mathematical and statistical methods.

Course Learning Outcomes:

  1. Calculate the theoretical probability of one or two step experiments involving coins, dice, cards, spinners, or colored marbles, and the odds for or against an outcome.
  2. Use the counting principle and tree diagrams to figure out the number of outcomes.
  3. Solve and check a linear equation in one variable using multiple techniques, including algebra.
  4. Use geometric formulas and the Pythagorean theorem to calculate the lengths of sides, perimeter and area of triangles, rectangles, and circles.
  5. Use geometric formulas to calculate surface area and volume of 3 dimensional objects.
  6. Calculate slope, x and y intercepts, co-ordinates of points, and the equation of a line in slope- intercept form, and understand the relationships between these and the graph of a linear equation in two variables.
  7. Answer problems using the concepts of population and sample, fair and biased, and methods of misleading with statistics.
  8. Picture data by drawing line, circle, or bar graphs; dot or scatter, or stem and leaf plot; or frequency tables and histograms.
  9. Calculate measures of central tendency and dispersion: mean, median, mode, box plot, standard deviation, amd z-score.
  10. Solve a normal distribution problem by drawing and labeling a bell curve and using percents and range.
  11. Correctly use vocabulary and symbols associated with probability, geometry and measurement.
  12. Measure using both standard and metric units.
  13. Identify, name properties of and measure place figures and figures in space.