Liberal Arts > Mathematics

## General Information

• Name: Number Concepts for Elementary School Teachers
• Division: Liberal Arts
• Discipline: Mathematics
• Units (Credits): 3.00

## I. Catalog Course Description

Prerequisites: MATH120 or consent of instructor

Introduces elementary problem solving with emphasis on the nature of numbers and the structure of the real number system. Designed for students seeking a teaching certificate in elementary education.

### II: Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, successful students should be able to do the following:

• Perform and understand the four basic operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division on integers, fractions and decimals.
• Use a variety of problem solving techniques to solve application problems.
• Solve problems involving set operations and their properties.
• Solve problems involving percent.
• Solve logic problems.
• Apply estimation techniques.
• Some of the following optional objectives may also be included:
• Convert between base 10 and other number bases.
• Compute compound interest.
• Solve problems involving irrational numbers.

Math 122 transfers to UNR, UNLV and most other two and four-year institutions, and addresses the following student learning objectives:

#### B.A. in Elementary Education Degree at Nevada State College:

Ensures that successful students are able to learn and demonstrate basic skills in:

• Having adequate knowledge of related content and pedagogy.
• Possessing an awareness of the educational needs of their students.
• Selecting and achieving instructional goals.
• Making efficient use of available resources.
• Designing and implementing a coherent plan of instruction.
• Being able to clearly and accurately communicate with their students.
• Using effective questioning and discussion techniques in order to provide useful feedback to their students.

#### B.S. in Elementary Education Degree at the University of Nevada Reno:

Ensures that successful students are able to learn and demonstrate basic skills in:

• Displaying an appropriate level of knowledge of related subject matters.
• Planning effective methods of instruction for their students.
• Exhibit a proficient understanding of their discipline.