Aug 06, 2024
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# MATH 1101 - Elementary Topics in Mathematics I

Elementary Topics in Mathematics I and II develop mathematical topics usually taught in grades preK-5 to a depth required for future elementary and middle grades 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 of Elementary Topics in Mathematics I include 1) explaining and justifying standard and alternative algorithms for basic arithmetic operations on whole numbers, rational numbers, and integers that are 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, properties of and operations on natural, whole, signed, rational, and irrational numbers; and number theory. 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: 4
OHIO BRICKS Foundations: Quantitative Reasoning
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 1M
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture
Course Transferability: OTM course: TMM021 Mathematics in Elementary Education I
College Credit Plus: Level 1
Learning Outcomes:
• Students will be able to justify and explain the meaning of concepts explored, and represent these concepts verbally, numerically, symbolically, graphically, 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, signed, and irrational numbers and understand their properties.
• Students will demonstrate proficiency with arithmetic operations on natural, whole, signed, rational, and irrational numbers through standard and nonstandard algorithms.
• Students will be able to explain fundamental ideas of number theory and use these ideas to solve problems, including divisors, factors, primes, prime factorization, composite numbers, greatest common factor, and least common multiple.
• Students will be able to describe and justify divisibility rules.

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