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MATH 106 Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics I: Number, Operation, Algebra and Functions

Prerequisite: MATH 099 or Level II placement on the Basic Math Skills Inventory or permission of the instructor. Open to early childhood and elementary/special education majors with sophomore standing; open to others with permission of the instructor. Not intended for first-year students. Credit by exam. (First semester/3 credits) 

An introduction to mathematical concepts, their understanding and communication.Topics include place value, multidigit calculations, the properties of integers and rationals, representing and justifying arithmetic claims, the power of algebraic notation, the field axioms of the real numbers and representing functions by graphs, tables and formulas. Emphasis is on developing a deep understanding of the fundamental ideas of elementary school mathematics. An integrated mathematics laboratory approach will be used, including the use of appropriate technology.