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MAT 119  Mathematics for Elementary Education I An exploration of order of operations, indepth work with fractions  visually, computationally, conceptually; graphing lines, visual display of data using graphs; measures of central tendency, geometry of polygons and circles, perimeter, area, volume, and surface area of solids. Students are expected to explain the material as though to a target audience. Course uses collaborative learning extensively, along with individual projects. Intended only for Elementary education majors. This course requires MAT 093 Integrated Arithmetic and Basic Algebra, or equivalent background knowledge.
Credits: 3 Hours 3 Class Hours Course Profile Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
 Add, subtract, multiply, divide rational numbers, and explain why the basic arithmetic operations of fractions work.
 Evaluate arithmetic expressions according to the algebraic hierarchy.
 Adding, subtracting and multiplying polynomials.
 Solve equations of a single variable.
 Define and graph a linear function of a single variable.
 Identify, interpret, and discuss line charts, bar charts, line graphs, and pie charts.
 Construct line charts, line graphs, and bar charts.
 Relate a shape to its place in the geometric hierarchy.
 Identify various quadrilaterals and triangles.
 Use formulas to calculate the perimeter and area of various polygons.
 Use formulas to calculate the circumference and area of a circle.
 Use the Pythagorean Theorem.
 Calculate the perimeter of simple and compound planar regions.
 Use formulas to calculate the surface area and volume of a cone, a cylinder, a prism and a sphere.
 Calculate the volume and surface area of simple and compound solids.
 Solve application problems involving area, perimeter, surface area and volume.
 Calculate the mean, weighted mean, median, and mode and recognize the appropriate use of same to help describe a data set.
 Complete and present projects.
 Participate in cooperative learning activities.
This course prepares students to meet the Mathematics General Education requirement.
In context of the course objectives listed above, upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
 Interpret and draw inferences from appropriate models such as formulas, graphs, tables, or schematics.
 Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically or verbally as appropriate.
 Employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems.
