2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Aug 15, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MATH& 132 Math for Elementary Education 2 (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled Natural Sciences; Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning; General Transfer Elective
Formerly MATH& 172 and MATH& 173

Prerequisite MATH 077, MATH 096  or MATH 098   or equivalent with a grade of at least 2.0 or satisfactory placement test score and eligible for ENGL& 101  .

Course Description
This is the second of two courses for prospective elementary teachers focusing on the foundation underlying modern elementary school math. Topics include geometry, measurement, probability, and descriptive statistics. This course emphasizes deep conceptual understanding of content, connections among topics, and communication of mathematical ideas. Appropriate technology is incorporated.

Student Outcomes
Geometric Concepts (A, B, C)
1. Apply geometric properties, along with spatial reasoning, to develop mathematical arguments about geometric relationships and solve mathematical problems.
Measurement Concepts and Applications (D, E)
2. Select and use appropriate techniques and tools to find measurable attributes of objects, develop and use formulas for measurable attributes of objects, and apply appropriate units and systems of measurement to solve problems.  
Descriptive Statistics (F, G, H, I, L)
3. Design simple investigations to collect, display, analyze and interpret data in order to make inferences and predictions.
Probability (J, K, L)
4. Apply basic probability theory to solve problems and make and test conjectures about the results of experiments and simulations.
Mathematical Communication (M)
5. Clearly communicate mathematical thinking and solutions both orally and in writing and analyze and assess the mathematical thinking, strategies, and solutions of others.
Connections and Context (N)
6. Discuss historical and cross-cultural contributions to topics in geometry and
7. Analyze and explain how mathematical ideas connect to one another and to
real-life topics.
Instructional Methodology (O, P)
8. Relate national and state standards to mathematical content of this course, articulate content and methods of instruction observed in lessons in a K-8 classroom, and demonstrate methods of instruction by developing and presenting activities or lessons involving concepts in this course.
9. Use appropriate technology and concrete materials (manipulatives) for problem solving, demonstrating concepts, and exploration.

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