Provides (as the first of a two-course sequence) prospective elementary school teachers with a deep and fundamental understanding of number and operations. Use of age-appropriate microcomputer technology as well as non-technical manipulatives is embedded in the course content. Emphasizes the interconnections among theory, procedures and applications. Topics are selected from sets, whole numbers, place value, integers, decimals, rational numbers, irrational numbers, numeration and computation, algebraic reasoning and representation.
Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 118 or C or better in MATH 116 or MATH 16B or placement by exam and C or better in MATH 113 or high school geometry.
(PCS 1.1, 4 credit hours: 4 hours lecture, 0 hours lab)