MAT 119 - Des Moines Area Community College

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Des Moines Area Community College
Course Information – DELETED July 2007
Acronym/Number MAT 119 Historical Ref. MATH 119
Title Explorations in Elemementary Math Ed
Credit breakout 2 0 4 0 0
(credit lecture lab practicum work experience)
This course will provide elementary and middle school teachers with laboratory-based
experiences designed to teach and reinforce elementary statistics and probability concepts, as
well as fractions, decimals, and geometry. Topics will be covered from both a practical and
theoretical standpoint, with an emphasis on practical understanding using concrete examples. It
will develop the conceptual foundation for elementary mathematics including the basic
arithmetic operations, properties of operations, number theory and basic 2D and 3D geometry.
During this course, the student will be expected to:
1. Apply integrated mathematical problem-solving strategies to solve problems from within and
outside of mathematics.
1.1 Develop a comfort with mathematics.
1.2 Recognize numerical patterns.
1.3 Use sequences, patterns, reasoning and proofs.
2. Develop fundamental concepts.
2.1 Develop algebraic thinking.
2.2 Use numeration to develop a new number system.
2.3 Represent numbers in different bases.
2.4 Develop a sense of place value.
3. Learn the four fundamental operations of arithmetic.
3.1 Develop an operational sense.
3.2 Use various strategies in a real-life multiplication and division.
3.3 Develop alternative forms of all four operations.
3.4 Work with remainders.
4. Comprehend number theory.
4.1 Use the Sieve of Eratosthenes.
4.2 Use the GCF and the LCM.
4.3 Understand the relationships between numbers.
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