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Elementary Math Concentration

Elementary Math Concentration 15 Credit Hours

MATH 181 - Elementary Probability and Statistics (3) 

MATH 310 - Topics in Algebra for the Elementary and Middle School Teacher (3)

MATH 316 - Topics in Number Theory for the Elementary and Middle School Teacher (3)

MATH 330 - Technology in Elementary and Middle School Mathematics  (3)

MATH 360 - Topics in Geometry for the Elementary and Middle School Teacher (3)

                                                                                                                                                                                                 

181 Elementary Probability and Statistics (3)

 Algebra-based introduction to statistical applications through descriptive methods, probability, normal distributions, confidence intervals, hypotheses tests, regression, and correlation.  Misuses of statistics and common probability misconceptions are discussed.  Statistical experiments and simulations are conducted.  Technology use is integrated throughout.

Prerequisite:  qualifying SAT/ACT score, or appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or MATH 108, or permission of the department chairperson.

310 Topics in Algebra for the  Elementary and Middle School Teacher (3)

Development of algebraic concepts including variables, functions, and matrices, and applications of these topics in the elementary and middle school curriculum.

Prerequisite:  MATH 202 with a C- or better grade.

316 Topics in Number Theory for the Elementary and Middle School Teacher (3)

The study of a collection of topics from the theory of numbers that have specific applications in the elementary and middle school curriculum.

Prerequisite:  MATH 202 with a C- or better grade.

330 Technology in Elementary and Middle School Mathematics (3)

The use of technology in elementary and middle school mathematics, such as spreadsheets, calculators, algebraic or geometric modeling tools, educational software, and World Wide Web applications.

Prerequisite:  MATH 202 with a C- or better grade.

360 Topics in Geometry for the Elementary and Middle School Teacher (3)

Investigation of selected topics in geometry and measurement, from both historical and contemporary perspectives, with applications in the elementary and middle school curriculum.

Prerequisite:  MATH 202 with a C- or better grade.

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