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Course Information

Math 42: Math for Elementary School Teachers

Course Description

This course focuses on the development of quantitative reasoning skills through in-depth, integrated explorations of topics in mathematics, including real numbers systems and subsystems. Emphasis is on comprehension and analysis of mathematical concepts and applications of logical reasoning.

Support: Embedded classroom support

Units: 5

Course Outcomes

Students will

  •  Discuss the effects of math anxiety on the learning environment in an elementary classroom
  • Identify and demonstrate important properties of arithmetic operations.
  • Describe the mathematical structure of the integers, the rational numbers, and the real numbers.
  • Design and develop pedagogical strategies to help elementary students learn arithmetic.

Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass

Hours: 5 hours per week

Intended Majors/Careers: Elementary Education

Transferable to:  Course credit applies toward the Foothill Associate's degree and the Associate's Degree for Transfer in Elementary Education, satisfies CSU-Breadth area 4 general ed math requirements, and is eligible for transfer to UC, CSU, and many private universities for elective credit.

Advisory: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement as determined by score on the English placement test OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 125 & ESLL 249

Prerequisite Skills: Appropriate placement

Sample Syllabus: Math 42 Math for Elementary Teachers varies by instructor

Sample homework assignments and quizzes: Varies by instructor

Hours of homework/night: approximately 10 hours per week

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