Provides prospective elementary school teachers with a deep and fundamental understanding of geometry and measurement, data analysis, introductory statistics and probability, and proof and justification. Use of age-appropriate calculator and microcomputer technology as well as non-technical manipulatives is embedded in the course content. Emphasizes the interconnections among theory, procedures and applications. Topics include planar figures, area, perimeter, symmetry, transformations in the plane, Venn diagramming, prisms, cylinders, pyramids, Platonic solids, volume, congruence, similarity, measurable attributes, units conversions (English and metric), Pythagorean theorem, patterns, sequences, formulas, equations, functions, displaying data, central measures of tendency, and basic principles of probability. Fulfills the Illinois Transferable General Education Core Curriculum (iTransfer Gen. Ed.) requirement only for students seeking state certification as elementary teachers or special education teachers.
Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 142.
(PCS 1.1, 3 credit hours: 3 hours lecture, 0 hours lab)