MTH 211 : Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I
Fund of Elementary Math I
Standard letter grades
Contact hours total
Introduces problem-solving, sets, natural and whole numbers, number theory and fractions. First term of a sequence for students planning to become elementary teachers but open to any students wanting to study the foundations of mathematics.
1. Student will use a variety of problem–solving techniques to analyze and solve problems from a variety of disciplines. Techniques will include exploring patterns, developing mathematical models, working backwards, creating tables of data, drawing graphs, using equations, estimating the reasonableness of an answer using a calculator or other appropriate technology.
2. Student will use number systems other than base-ten to describe base-ten concepts and computations for whole numbers.
3. Student will use multiple models to describe concepts and computations of whole numbers.
4. Student will define the term algorithm and give multiple examples of non-standard algorithms for performing the four basic whole number operations.
5. Student will use number theory concepts (factoring, GCF, LCM, divides, divisibility rules) to solve problems.
6. Student will use multiple models to describe concepts and computations involving fractions.
7. Student will write extended reports (to be scored using the Oregon Mathematics Problem Solving Scoring Guide) describing work done to solve problems whose solutions are not immediately evident.
General education/Related instruction lists
- Discipline Studies/Science No Lab
- Foundational Skills/Mathematics