This is the second course in a two-part series designed for K-8 pre-service teachers to address a conceptual understanding of mathematics taught in elementary school. The focus of part two will be on measurement, geometry, probability, and data analysis.
This undergraduate course is 5 weeks.
This course has a prerequisite. Please see details in the Prerequisite section below.
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Topics and Objectives
Probability & Collecting and Displaying Data
- Apply basic concepts of probability.
- Demonstrate the knowledge to collect usable data.
- Create graphs to display data.
- Explore teaching techniques and the use of manipulatives when teaching probability.
Introduction to Geometry
- Apply characteristics and properties of two- and three-dimensional geometric shapes in problem solving.
- Identify geometric figures and shapes based on mathematical arguments.
- Use visualization, spatial reasoning, and geometric modeling to solve problems.
- Explore teaching techniques and manipulative use when teaching geometry.
Applications of Geometry
- Specify locations using coordinate geometry.
- Describe spatial relationships using coordinate geometry.
- Use symmetry to analyze mathematical situations.
- Explore teaching techniques and manipulative use when teaching transformations.
Applications of Measurement
- Identify the relevant attributes of objects when solving problems.
- Apply appropriate techniques, tools, and formulas to determine measurements.
- Explore teaching techniques and manipulative use when teaching geometric solids.
- Synthesize the mathematics concepts addressed in this course.
- Create an analysis and reflection of a math lesson plan for elementary education students.
A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process. To meet to a course prerequisite requirement, a student must have successfully completed the prerequisite course at University of Phoenix, provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution or have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.
This course requires the prerequisite below. Click on the prerequisite course to review the course topics and objectives.
- MTH/219 - Introduction to College Algebra OR
- MAT/002 - Math Placement Exam B OR
- MTH/216 - Quantitative Reasoning II OR
- a minimum of 2 college credits that demonstrates math proficiency
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