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Following certain course descriptions are the designations: F (Fall), Sp (Spring), Su (Summer) . These designations indicate the semester(s) in which the course is normally offered and are intended as an aid to students planning their programs of study.
202 Mathematical Concepts for Preschool through Primary Teachers-4 hours. This course includes extensions of the fundamental concepts studied in Math 103 with emphasis on the procedures as they relate to the early elementary student. Topics include processes in advanced counting, the four basic operations, elementary fractions, decimals, probability, statistics, angles and other geometric concepts beyond shapes. The use of manipulatives and technology will support the teaching and learning for this course. Enrollment is open to students in the early elementary program only. Prerequisite: Math 103 (grade of C or better). This course satisfies the A2 category of the University Core Curriculum.
203 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II-This course is the second in a two-course sequence designed to enhance the conceptual understanding and processes of the reasoning, algebraic reasoning, geometry, measurement, data analysis, and probability. The use of manipulatives and technology will support learning and teaching of the topics studied. Enrollment is only open to students seeking a degree in elementary education or a related degree. This course satisfies the A2 category of the University Core Curriculum. Prereq: C or better in Math 103.
213 Algebraic Concepts for Teachers-3 hours. This course is designed to develop conceptual understandings for topics in algebra and number theory found in the middle-grades math curriculum. This course will include the study of sequences, the binomial theorem, fundamental theorem of arithmetic, modular arithmetic, systems of linear equations, matrix arithmetic and algebra, and coding with matrices; the use of manipulatives and technology will support the teaching and learning of these topics. Prerequisite: MATH 115 (grade of C or better) or MATH 118 (grade of C or better).
215 Survey of Calculus-3 hours. An
introduction to calculus and its applications in business, economics,
and the social sciences. Not applicable to the Mathematics major or
minor. This course satisfies the A2 category of the University Core Curriculum. Prerequisite: MATH 111
(grade of C or better). NOTE: A TI-83 or TI-83 Plus graphing calculator is required for this course. F, Sp, Su
Sample MATH 215 Syllabus
230 Calculus I-4 hours. The theory of limits, differentiation, successive differentiation, the definite integral, indefinite integral, and applications of both the derivative and integral. This course satisfies the A2category of the University Core Curriculum. Prerequisite: MATH 115 (grade of C or better), MATH 118 (grade of C or better), satisfactory placement score or consent of instructor. NOTE: A TI-83 or TI-83 Plus graphing calculator is recommended for this course. F, Sp, Su
Sample MATH 230 Syllabus
236 Geometry and Measurement for Teachers-3 hours. This course is designed to provide the prospective middle school/junior high school math teacher with conceptual understandings for the geometric concepts found in the middle-grades curriculum. This course will include the study of logic, polygons, solids, Euclid's postulates, congruent figures, similarity, rigid motion and symmetry, vectors and transformation and other geometries; the use of manipulatives and technology will support the teaching and learning of these topics. Prerequisite: MATH 226 (grade of C or better).238 Data Analysis and Probability for Teachers-3 hours. This course is designed to develop conceptual understanding for topics in data analysis and probability. The study of selecting and using appropriate statistical methods to analyze data, the developing and evaluating of inferences and predictions that are based on data, and the applying basic concepts of probability will be covered in this class. The use of manipulatives and technology will support learning and teaching of the topics studied.
241 Principles of Statistics-3 hours. A terminal course for non-mathematics majors and minors. Tabular and graphical representation of statistical data, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, sampling, statistical inference, simple correlation, and regression. Prerequisite: Math 106 or MATH 111 or higher. F, Sp
253 Principles of Mathematical Logic-3 hours. Includes introductory topics in mathematical logic, combinatorics, analysis, mathematical proof and problem solving. Prerequisites: Satisfactory placement score or MATH 111. May be taken concurrently with MATH 230-Calculus I. F, Sp
291 Mathematics for Secondary Teachers- 3 hours. This course was designed to enhance the conceptual and procedural understandings of the mathematics that is taught at the secondary level--number theory, algebra, geometry, functions, probability and statistics. Concepts and problems will be viewed from an advanced perspective where the students will investigate alternate definitions and approaches to mathematical ideas; consider proofs, extensions and generalizations of familiar theorems; investigate multiple approaches to problem solving, and study connections between topics from different courses. Understanding and communication of mathematical concepts and processes will be emphasized; the use of technology and manipulatives will be used when appropriate. This course will not serve as an upper-level mathematics elective for the major or minor in mathematics. Prerequisite: Math 253, grade C or better.
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