Maricopa Community Colleges  MAT156   20022-20025
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 05/22/01
MAT156 20022-20025 LEC 3 Credit(s) 3 Period(s)
Theory of Elementary Mathematics
Investigation and study of mathematical content with an emphasis on mathematical processes of reasoning and communication. Includes number systems, geometry, problem solving, algebra, measurement, elementary statistics, and probability. Designed to meet the requirements for preservice elementary school teachers. Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in MAT120 or MAT121 or MAT122 or equivalent, or satisfactory score on District placement exam.
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:

MAT156   20022-20025 Theory of Elementary Mathematics
 1. Practice different methods of investigating mathematical concepts. (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII) 2. Use mathematical processes and mathematical content as suggested by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (Standards 2000), and the Arizona Academic Standards for Mathematics. (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII) 3. Demonstrate a reduction in mathematical anxiety. (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII) 4. Identify and use resources available for the teaching of mathematics. (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII) 5. Apply mathematics across the curriculum and in everyday situations. (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII) 6. Integrate mathematical concepts. (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII) 7. Examine the impact of technology on the teaching of mathematics. (VII)
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MCCCD Official Course Outline:

MAT156   20022-20025 Theory of Elementary Mathematics
I. Numeration Systems
A. The Real Number System
1. Development of Arithmetic Algorithms on Subsets of the Real Numbers
2. Properties of the Real Number Systems
B. Alternative Number Systems
II. Set Theory
A. Set Operations
B. Venn Diagrams
III. Problem Solving Techniques
A. Organized Trial and Error
B. Patterning
C. Organizing Data
D. Modeling
E. Algebraic Methods
F. Systematic Elimination of Alternatives
IV. Geometry
A. Terminology
B. Two-Dimensional Figures
C. Three-Dimensional Figures
D. Symmetry
V. Measurement
A. Non-Standard Measurement
B. Standard Measurement
C. One-, Two-, and Three-Dimensional Applications
VI. Probability and Statistics
A. Experiments
B. Measures of Central Tendency and Variation
C. Graphs
VII. Teaching Tools
A. Calculators as Problem-Solving Tools
B. Manipulatives
C. Computer Usage
VIII. Mathematical Communication
A. Written
B. Oral
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