Sep 19, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 [Archived Catalog]

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MATH 1101 - Elementary Topics in Mathematics I


Elementary Topics in Mathematics I and II develops mathematical topics usually taught in grades preK-5 to a depth required for future elementary educators (and related fields) to establish professional expertise. The courses are taught through an inquiry approach that focuses on problem solving and discussion. Key themes include 1) explaining and justifying standard and alternative algorithms for basic arithmetic operations learned in grades preK-5; 2) students’ construction and critique of their own ideas and others’ ideas; and 3) using manipulatives to represent and justify algorithms. Topics include counting and cardinality, the development of the base-10 number system and properties of and operations on natural, whole, rational, and irrational numbers. Satisfies Tier I requirement for elementary education majors only. Does not apply to Arts & Sciences Natural Science requirements.

Requisites: (C or better in MATH D004 or MATH D005 or Math placement level 1 or higher) and (education or prim early childhood major)
Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 1M
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to justify and explain the meaning of concepts explored, and represent these concepts verbally, numerically, symbolically, and with concrete manipulatives.
  • Students will be able to describe and understand the relationships between sets, counting, cardinality, and one-to-one correspondence.
  • Students will be able to describe and understand the base-10 number system and its connection to place value.
  • Students will be able to construct the sets of natural, whole, rational, and irrational numbers and understand their properties.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency with arithmetic operations on natural, whole, rational, and irrational numbers through standard and nonstandard algorithms.



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