Jul 02, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

MTE 1410 - Foundations of Mathematics I

Credits: 4
This course is the first of a three-part sequence designed to help prospective elementary school teachers develop a deep understanding of the underlying structure of mathematics. Topics will include: (1) exploration of the meaning number and the historical significance of place-value systems; (2) development of the standard arithmetic algorithms with analogies to algebra and geometry; (3) investigation of divisibility and many other aspects of elementary number theory; (4) proper communication of mathematical ideas using accurate terminology; (5) examination of the meaning and notations of the rational number system. The ideas of deductive justification and its importance, historical perspectives, and connections within mathematics and between math and other areas will play a large role throughout the course. Students are required to pass all three courses in this sequence prior to enrolling in EDU 3334 Teaching Mathematics.
Fulfills: Q in LS Core