Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

MAT 125 - Mathematics for Teachers of Children I

Course Description

This course emphasizes both the clear understanding of mathematical ideas and especially the ability to communicate these ideas to elementary school children. Using various mathematical models this course covers the following topics: sets, whole numbers, numeration, estimation, number theory, fractions, decimals, integers and proportion. This course is designed primarily for students pursuing Early Childhood Education (Pre-K-4th grade) or Middle grades (4-8th grade) teacher certification, but may be elected by other education majors.

College Academic Learning Goal Designation: Quantitative Reasoning (QR)

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Utilize the key mathematical processes of communicating, reasoning, solving problems and making connections with mathematics and real world problems, and making connections among the various mathematical systems: whole numbers, integers, and rational numbers (fractions).
Demonstrate an understanding of structure, properties and operations in the whole number system.
Utilize mental computation and estimation techniques.
Demonstrate an understanding of basic number theory concepts and processes.
Demonstrate an understanding of structure, properties and operations in the system of integers.
Demonstrate an understanding of properties and operations with fractions.
Solve problems using ratios, proportions and percents.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: MAT 050 or MAT 060 or placement test score