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MATH& 172 - Mathematics for Elementary Education II

Credits: 5
Study of geometry and its applications including problem solving techniques and concepts in measurement. Recommended for prospective or practicing elementary and middle school teachers, paraeducators, parents, and others who help educate children in grades K-8.

Enrollment Requirement: MATH 96 or MATH 97 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or appropriate math placement.

Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science and Quantitative Skills
Course Fee: $5.00

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

  1. Describe and use multiple problem-solving strategies to solve a variety of problems.
  2. Define concepts of length, area, surface area, and volume, and then compute these values for regular and irregular 2-D and 3-D objects.
  3. Describe advantages and disadvantages of both standard and nonstandard units.
  4. Identify and use sources of technology as it relates to learning and teaching mathematics.
  5. Identify sources of mathematics standards and summarize major strands of the NCTM Standards or Washington State standards.
  6. Compare and contrast the concepts of congruence and similarity, describe conditions for congruence or similarity of triangles, and use those concepts to prove or justify geometric claims.

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.

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