COURSE NUMBER AND TITLE: MATH 2008 Foundations of Numbers and Operations

CREDIT HOURS: 3

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: An introductory mathematics course for early childhood education majors. This course will emphasize the understanding and use of the major concepts of numbers and operations. As a general theme, strategies of problem solving will be used and discussed.

PREREQUISITE(S): MATH 1101, MATH 1111, or MATH 1113.

SUGGESTED TEXT(S):
Bassarear, T. (2008). Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers (4th ed.). Houghton Mifflin: Boston, MA.
Freitag, M. (In Progress). Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: a Process Approach. Chapters 1 - 7. Copyright Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved.

COURSE OUTLINE:

• Introduction to the Process Standards – problem solving, connections, communication, representation and reasoning
• Basic Set Theory
• Whole Numbers and Whole Number Numeration
• Whole Number Operations
• Introductory Number Theory
• Integers and Integer Operations
• Rational Numbers and Rational Number Operations