Undergraduate Catalog

MAT 171 Basic Concepts of Mathematics for Early Childhood and Elementary School Teachers I

This course is the first part of a two-semester course sequence with MAT 172. This course is designed for prospective early childhood and elementary school teachers. The contents of this course include concepts and theories underlying early childhood and elementary school mathematics. The students will explore the "why" behind the mathematical concepts, ideas, and procedures. Topics include problem solving, whole numbers and numeration, whole numbers operations and properties, number theory, fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion, and integers.




Prerequisites: GSR 104 or the equivalent, or permission of the department chair. This course is not open to mathematics majors.


Bachelors, Undergraduate