Liberal Arts > Mathematics

General Information

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

I. Catalog Course Description

Prerequisites: MATH120 or consent of instructor

Presents elementary problem solving with emphasis on patterns and geometric relationships. 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:

  • Compute probability, odds and expected value.
  • Apply permutations and combinations to probability problems.
  • Compute mean, median, mode, range and standard deviation for a data set.
  • Construct and interpret bar graphs, circle graphs and line graphs.
  • Identify and solve problems involving polygons, circles and angles.
  • Recognize similar and congruent triangles.
  • Find area, volume and surface area.
  • Perform rotations, translations and dilations on figures in the plane.
  • Solve basic triangle problems involving trigonometry.
  • Solve systems of linear equations.
  • Create tessellations of the plane.

III: Course Linkage

Math 123 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-123 classes:

Fall 2019

There are currently no MATH-123 classes scheduled for this term.