Course Descriptions

MTH 156 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II - WR

3 Credits

A continuation of the concepts of MTH 155, which develop the mathematical competency of the teacher or prospective teacher at the elementary level. Students will develop a comprehensive understanding of the mathematical curriculum recommended by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Standards using a problem solving approach with appropriate technology. Topics include functions, probability, statistics, measurement, 2 and 3 dimensional geometry, transformational geometry, congruence and similarity. All sections are writing intensive (WR). Three class hours. MTH 156 is a special interest course; check for availability. (SUNY-M)

Prerequisite: MTH 155 with a grade of C or better.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Compute various Descriptive Statistics (Measures of Central Tendency, Measures of Spread, Measures of Position).
2. Construct, interpret, and analyze the meaning of a variety of graphs.
3. Predict the probability of outcomes of simple and two-stage experiments or events.
4. Discover and apply geometric ideas and relationships in areas outside the mathematics classroom, such as art, science, and everyday life.
5. Draw and use visual tools (e.g., Networks, Euler's rules of traversability, Jordan Curve Theorem, Map Coloring problem) to problem solve.
6. Classify geometric shapes and distinguish between attributes of shapes.
7. Compute Perimeter, Area, and/or Volume for a variety of geometric shapes, and validate reasonableness.
8. Discuss and justify problem solving strategies within a group setting.
9. Use principles of congruence, similarity, and proportional reasoning to model and interpret physical and mathematical situations in application problems.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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Intersession 2018
Spring Semester 2018