2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jan 27, 2022  
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog

MAT 107QR - Mathematical Reasoning for Elementary Teachers

(3 credits) (NWCore option under Quantitative Reasoning)
MAT107QR is a study of the topics necessary and helpful for competent and enthusiastic teaching of mathematics in the elementary school. The course topics include numbers and operations, number bases, fractions, decimals, ratio, measurement, geometry, number theory, data analysis and probability. The goal of the course is to develop conceptual understanding of these topics through the 5 process standards proposed by the National Council of Teachers and Mathematics: problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, connections and representations as well as the Standards for Mathematical Content and Practice from the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. While not used exclusively, this course emphasizes inquiry-based activities that will help you to analyze and understand children’s ways of thinking, effective communication of mathematical ideas, and use of appropriate manipulatives and technology for teaching. Course enrollment is limited to Education majors and does not count toward a math major or a math minor.

Note: Course enrollment is limited to elementary education majors only and does not count toward a math major or minor.

Prerequisite: C- or better in MAT090, an ACT math score of 20 or above (SAT 510 or above), or a passing score on MAT090 placement exam.