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# MATH& 173 - Mathematics for Elementary Education III

Credits: 5
Study of the fundamental nature of the real number system and its subsystems, applications of basic probability and statistics, and problem solving. Recommended for prospective or practicing elementary and middle school teachers, paraeducators, parents, and others who help educate children in grades K-8.

Prerequisite: MATH& 171  with a grade of 2.0 or higher or appropriate math placement.

Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science and Quantitative Skills

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

1. Use various algorithms, mental computations, and electronic computing techniques for solving problems dealing with decimals and algebraic functions.
2. Apply problem-solving techniques to basic concepts involving probability and statistics.
3. Apply concepts of statistics when gathering appropriate data, organizing information in charts or graphs, and interpreting information from displays of data.
4. Apply probability techniques of experimentation and simulation in making hypotheses, testing conjectures, and refining theories.
5. Understand the role of technology as it relates to learning and teaching mathematics.
6. Implement strategies for K-8 students to learn each of the above mathematics concepts.

Program Outcomes
1. Recognize which quantitative or symbolic reasoning methods are appropriate for solving a given problem.

2. Correctly implement the quantitative or symbolic reasoning methods that are appropriate for solving a given problem.

3. Translate data into various formats such as symbolic language, equations, graphs, and formulas.

College-wide Outcomes
• Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.