House Bill 2504 Spring 2011 Course Syllabus MATH-1350-01 (Fundamentals Math I)
Spring 2011 Course Syllabus
MATH-1350-01 (Fundamentals Math I)
|Instructor||Askew, Michelle L.|
|Course ID #||10151|
|Course Title||Fundamentals Math I|
|Course Description||Concepts of sets, functions, numeration systems, number theory and properties of the natural numbers, integers, rational and real number systems, with emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking. This course is designed specifically for students who seek middle grade (4-8) teacher certification and also may be appropriate for early childhood education majors. (3 hours credit)|
|Course Prerequisites||MATH 1314 (College Algebra) or equivalent|
|Required Textbooks||A Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers, Billstein, Libeskind & Lott, 10th Edition, Addison-Wesley, 2010. ISBN: 055877248X|
A student should be able:
1. Apply arithmetic, algebraic, geometric, higher-order thinking,
and statistical methods to modeling and solving real-world
2. Represent and evaluate basic mathematical information
verbally, numerically, graphically, and symbolically.
3. Use appropriate technology to enhance mathematical thinking
and understanding and to solve mathematical problems and judge
the reasonableness of the results.
4. Interpret mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables
and schematics, and draw inferences from them.
5. Develop the view that mathematics is an evolving discipline,
interrelated with human culture, and understand its
connections to other disciplines.
1. To gain understanding of number systems including whole
numbers, integers, rational and rational numbers as well as
systems involving bases other than ten.
2. To evaluate, formulate and solve problems involving exponents,
radicals, scientific notation, graphs and systems of equations.
3. To develop and apply problem solving skills in routine and non-
routine problems such as ratio, proportion and percent
4. To solve interest problems.
5. To gain a working knowledge of sets and problem solving.
|Major Assignments||Available in MyLabsPlus|
|Attendance Policy||Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between participation and college success. There will not be any makeup quizzes or makeup tests. A studentís lowest test grade will replace a first missed test. A student will receive a zero for any missed quiz, a second missed test or missing the final exam.|
|Determination of Final Grade||
Tests: 60% Quizzes: 25% Homework: 15%
(Homework will be done on computers using MyLab+.)
Approximate Test Dates: February 15, 2011
March 15, 2011
April 15, 2011
|Final Exam Date||May 16, 2011 - 1:30 PM|
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