MATH 489 - Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers
Section: 101
Term: SP 2008
Subject: Mathematics (MATH)
Department: LSA Mathematics
Credit Exclusions:
May not be used in any Graduate program in Mathematics.
Advisory Prerequisites:
May not be repeated for credit.

Background and Goals: This course, together with its predecessor Math 385, provides a coherent overview of the mathematics underlying the elementary and middle school curriculum. It is required of all students intending to earn an elementary teaching certificate and is taken almost exclusively by such students. Concepts are heavily emphasized with some attention given to calculation and proof. The course is conducted using a discussion format. Class participation is expected and constitutes a significant part of the course grade. Enrollment is limited to 30 students per section. Although only two years of high school mathematics are required, a more complete background including pre-calculus or calculus is desirable. Content: Topics covered include fractions and rational numbers, decimals and real numbers, probability and statistics, geometric figures, and measurement. Algebraic techniques and problem-solving strategies are used throughout the course. The material is contained in Chapters 7--12 of Krause. Alternatives: There is no alternative course. Subsequent Courses: Math 497 (Topics in Elementary Mathematics)

MATH 489 - Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers
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101 (LEC)
TuWF 9:00AM - 11:00AM
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