Prerequisite: MATH 106. Open to early childhood education and elementary/special education majors with sophomore standing, and to others with permission of the instructor. Not intended for first-year students. (Second semester/3 credits)
An introduction to mathematical concepts, their understanding and communication. Topics include visualization skills; basic shapes, their properties and relationships between them; communicating geometric ideas; the process of measurement; geometric concepts of length, area and volume; designing data investigations and making judgments under conditions of uncertainty. 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.