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Associate in Arts Degree - Elementary Educators Math Course Sequence - Placement 4

This course sequence is for students:

  • who are pursuing an AA degree -AND-
  • who are planning to transfer to a four year university that requires a Math for Elementary Educators course for the student’s planned major -AND-
  • who have been placed into MAT 120 or above -OR-
  • who received As in their final math class in high school -OR-
  • who have not taken a math class in 5 or more years but use algebra on a regular basis.
Semester Course (s) Credit Hours
1st MAT 120 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I 4 credit hours
2nd MAT 121 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II 4 credit hours

Course Descriptions

MAT 120 MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS I 4 CREDITS
Students develop the mathematical background they will need as elementary school teachers. Topics include: sets, number systems, operations with integers and rational numbers, elementary number theory, and problem solving. The focus is on explaining how to solve problems rather than just providing an answer.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of MAT 085 or MAT 095 or qualifying score on Mathematics Placement Test; and successful completion of MAT 092 or qualifying score on Geometry Proficiency Test or two semesters of high school geometry or equivalent with a grade of “C” or better. Successful completion of ENG 084 or qualifying score on the English Placement Test.
Corequisite: MAT 097

MAT 121 MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS II 4 CREDITS (IAI: M1 903)
Students will continue to develop the theoretical understanding of elementary school mathematics they will need as teachers. Students will explore ratios, topics in data analysis and statistics, uncertainty and probability, geometry (including transformations), and develop proportional reasoning skills. In the spirit of MAT 120, the focus continues to be on making sense of the concepts, student explanations utilizing multiple representations, careful reasoning, justification for all answers, and developing the habits of mind to support a lifelong learning of mathematics. This course applies to the IAI General Education Core Curriculum Mathematics package.
Prerequisite: Grade “C” or better in MAT 120.

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