MATH 157 Math for Elementary Teachers 1

This course includes problem solving, set theory, numeration systems, integers, number theory, rational numbers, exponents and real numbers.

3

[GE Core type]

MATH 157Math for Elementary Teachers 1

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I. General Information

Department

Mathematics & Engineering

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

[GE Core type]

3

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This course includes problem solving, set theory, numeration systems, integers, number theory, rational numbers, exponents and real numbers.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Critical Thinking: Polya’s Problem-Solving Principle, other problem-solving strategies, mathematical reasoning Sets and Whole Numbers: sets, operations on sets and counting with the whole numbers, addition and subtraction of whole number, multiplication and division of whole numbers Numeration and Computation: past and present numeration systems, non-decimal positional systems, algorithms for adding and subtracting whole numbers, algorithms for multiplication and division of whole numbers, mental arithmetic and estimation Number Theory: divisibility of natural numbers, tests for divisibility, greatest common divisors and least common multiples Integers: representations of integers, addition and subtraction of integers, multiplication and division of integers Fractions and Rational numbers: basic concepts of fractions and rational numbers, arithmetic of rational numbers, the rational number system Decimals and Real Numbers: decimals, computations with decimals, ratio and proportion, percent