MTH 214 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II (3)

This course is intended for all prospective elementary and special education teachers in order to develop a deeper understanding of the mathematics they will teach in grades K-6, focusing on algebra, geometry, and statistics. Students will explore these mathematical ideas, justifying how and why they work while making connections to the classroom.  The emphasis is on making sense of algebra and geometry and exploring how K-6 students develop conceptual understanding emerge in these areas. Topics including number theory, algebraic thinking, proportional reasoning, geometry, measurement, and statistics. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to 1) demonstrate integer operations using a variety of strategies; 2) demonstrate understanding of important number theory concepts including divisibility, greatest common factor, and least common multiple; 3) model the concept of variable and algebraic properties to solve equations; 4) solve proportions using a variety of strategies; 5) use appropriate terminology to identify, categorize, and compare various two- and three-dimensional objects; 6) apply area concepts to justify important measurement formulas for area, surface area, and volume; 7) calculate and interpret statistical measures of center; and 8) create and interpret graphical representations of statistical data.

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