2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jan 26, 2022  
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog

MAT 127 - Patterns, Functions and Algebra for Elementary Teachers

(3 credits)

MAT127 is designed to help you understand and teach the aspects of algebra that are highly relevant to elementary and middle school classrooms. Throughout the course, topics are explored through rich problems and investigations, enabling you to deepen your conceptual understanding of algebraic concepts and to enhance your pedagogical practices. Course discussions, activities, projects, and explorations will focus on the following topics:

  • Problem Solving
  • Solving Equations
  • Patterns & Sequences
  • Representing Functional Relationships
  • Quadratic Functions
  • Exponential Functions
  • Properties of Numbers and Operations
  • Algebraic Proof


Note: This course is limited to elementary education majors only. Does not count toward a math major or minor.

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