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Course Descriptions

MTH 156 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II

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 probability, statistics, measurement, 2 and 3 dimensional geometry, transformational geometry, coordinate geometry, constructions, congruence and similarity. MTH 156 is a special interest course; check for availability.

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

Learning Attributes: WR

SUNY General Education: SUNY-M - Mathematics (SMAT)

MCC General Education: MCC-CT - Critical Thinking (MCT), MCC-QL - Quantitative Literacy (MQL)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Compute various descriptive statistics which may include measures of central tendency, measures of spread, or measures of position.
2. Construct, interpret, or analyze the meaning of a variety of graphs.
3. Predict the probability of outcomes of simple or two-stage experiments or events.
4. Analyze geometric shapes which may include classification or distinguishing between attributes of various shapes.
5. Analyze geometric properties or relationships using principles of coordinate geometry.
6. Apply translations (slides), reflections (flips), rotations (turns), or dilations with 2-dimensional figures.
7. Convert within or between Metric and English systems of measurement.
8. Compute or analyze perimeter, area, or volume for a variety of geometric shapes.
9. Apply principles of congruence, similarity, or proportional reasoning to physical or mathematical situations in application problems.
10. Write explanations to problems at an appropriate elementary grade level.

Course Offered Fall; Spring

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Fall Semester 2022
Summer Session 2022