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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MTE 1411 - Algebra for Elementary Teachers

Credits: 2
This course is the second of a three-part sequence designed to help prospective elementary school teachers develop a deep understanding of the underlying structure of mathematics. The course will include a detailed study of: algebraic expressions, equations, ratio and proportional relationships, and functions. Students  will be expected to demonstrate not only that they know how to do algebra but that they can explain in multiple ways why it makes sense. Particular emphasis will be given to (1) the use of multiple representations, (2) accurate mathematical communication, (3) connections between mathematical ideas, (4) application of mathematical reasoning and (5) solving problems using mathematical habits of mind. Students are required to pass all three courses in this sequence prior to enrolling in EDU 3340 Teaching Mathematics.
Prerequisite(s): MTE 1410