MATH 1350
Fundamentals of Mathematics I
(Mathematics for Elementary Teachers)

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. Course Description:   This course is a study of concepts of sets, functions, numerations systems, number theory, and properties of natural numbers, integers, rational and real number systems with an emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking.
    2. Any required prerequisites:  Students must make a C or better in Math 1314 (College Algebra). Students who take this course prior to College Algebra must realize the transferring institution may require the Math 1314 before credit will be given for Math 1350.
  2. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. The student will utilize problem solving techniques with an emphasis on using available resources to discover an appropriate approach leading to the correct solution of a problem when completing homework and tests.  Success will be evaluated using a grading rubric for value and appropriateness of contextual content.
    2. The student will communicate their understandings and misunderstandings of mathematics topics with professionals and peers when responding to homework forums.  Success will be evaluated for value and appropriateness of contextual content using a grading rubric.
    3. The student will create written lessons adapted from the course content appropriate to specific K-8 grade level.  Success will be measured using a grading rubric for demonstration of proficiency with course content.
    4. The student will teach a lesson adapted from the course content appropriate to specific K-8 grade level.  Success will be measured using a grading rubric for demonstration of proficiency with course content.
  3. Testing Requirements
    1.  Students are allowed to use their book, notes and calculator while testing.  Students can use any and all resources available to them when completing the tests.  These are not easy and students should read the questions carefully.
  4. Major Course Requirements
    1.  Major Requirement - There are 3 modules.  There is a combined chapter test per module. There are discussion and homework forums for each module.  (This course is not self-paced.)
    2. Major Requirement - There is a lesson creation required for each module.  The final lesson must be videotaped.
  5. Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1. Book:  Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: An Interactive Approach for Grades K – 8, 4th edition by Sonnabend. ISBN: 978-0-495-56166-8
  6. Other Policies, Procedures and important dates: Please refer to the WTC Course Catalog for the following:
    1. Campus Calendar
    2. Final exam schedule
    3. How to drop a class
    4. Withdrawal information
    5. Student Conduct/Academic Integrity
    6. Students with disabilities
  7. Planned Course of Study

Section(s) Covered Homework and Discussion

Book Problems

Module1

1.1 Inductive Reasoning     

1 – 19 odd

1.2 Deductive Reasoning

1 – 35 odd

1.3 Inductive and Deductive Reasoning

1 – 29 odd

1.4 Patterns

1 – 41 odd

1.5 Problem Solving

1 – 19 odd

1.6 Problem Solving Strategies and Skills

1 – 35 odd

2.1  Sets

1 – 29 odd

2.2 Operations on Two Sets

1 - 45 odd

2.3 Functions and Relations

1 – 23 odd

Test over Chapters 1 and 2

 

Lesson Creation over topic in Chapters 1 or 2

 

 

 

Module 2

3.1 Numeration Systems

1 – 39 odd

3.2 Addition and Subtraction of Whole Numbers

1 – 39 odd and 47

3.3 Multiplication and Division of Whole Numbers

1 – 77 odd

3.4 Properties of Whole Number Operations

1 – 29 odd

3.5 Algorithms for Whole Number Addition and Subtraction

1 – 29 odd and 32

3.6 Algorithms for Whole Number Multiplication and Division

1 – 25 odd

3.7 Whole Numbers: Mental Computation and Estimation

1 – 41 odd

3.8 Place Value and Algorithms in Other Bases

1 – 27 odd

4.1 Factors

1 – 21 odd

4.2 Divisibility

1 – 19 odd

4.3 Prime and Composite Numbers

1 – 25 odd

4.4 Common Factors and Multiples

1 – 31 odd

Test over Chapters 3 and 4

Lesson Creation over topic in Chapter 3 or 4

 

 

Module 3

5.1 Addition and Subtraction of Integers

1 – 53 odd

5.2 Multiplication and Division of Integers

1 – 27 odd

5.3 Properties of Integer Operations

1 – 23 odd

6.1 Rational Numbers

1 – 65 odd

6.2 Addition and Subtraction of Rational Numbers

1 – 27 odd

6.3 Multiplication and Division of Rational Numbers

1 – 61 odd

6.4 Rational Numbers: Properties and Estimation

1 – 41 odd

7.1 Decimals:  Place Value and Estimation

1 – 61 odd

7.2 Decimal Arithmetic and Error Patterns

1 – 49 odd

7.6 Rational, Irrational and Real Numbers

1 – 37 odd

Test over Chapters 5, 6 and 7

 

Disclaimer:  Schedule and content is subject to change at the instructor’s discretion.

 

Last Modified: August 19, 2015