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.

III: Course Linkage

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.

Scheduled MATH-122 classes:

Fall 2019