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MAT 1510 Numerical Concepts & Algebra for Teachers

Introduction to the basic mathematical concepts of arithmetic and problem solving as appropriate for early- and middle-childhood teachers. An inquiry- and activity-based approach is used to explore problem solving, sets, linear and quadratic functions, systems of equations, mathematical modeling, numeration systems, whole numbers, basic number theory, integers, rational numbers and real numbers.

Prerequisites: MAT 0300

Course Outcomes
  • Solve application problems involving ratios, proportions, percents and linear relationships and interpret the solutions. Use linear and quadratic models to model real world applications.
  • Model data using linear and quadratic functions.
  • Explain the definition of a function numerically, algebraically, graphically, and verbally; the methods for performing arithmetic operations with whole numbers, integers, fractions, and decimals; the significance of prime numbers for factoring and the reasonableness of a solution to a problem.
  • Perform operations with whole numbers, integers, fractions, and decimals by using the order of operations, the field properties, mental computation strategies and estimation methods; perform arithmetic operations in various numeration systems.
  • Compare and contrast various numeration systems.
Credit Hours: 4
  • Classroom: 4 hours
  • Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
  • Department: Mathematics
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: No
Available Sections
Face to Face
Downtown Dayton Campus
Bldg 6, Rm 346
Faculty: Beckman
Term: Spring 2022
Format: Course meets in person on scheduled day(s) and time(s).
Open Seats: 8
Meets: MW from 5:30PM to 7:20PM
Section: N00
Open Seats: 8
Meets: MW from
5:30PM to 7:20PM
Section: N00
Virtual Learning
Virtual Learning
Faculty: Stroh
Term: Spring 2022
Format: Course meets virtually during scheduled day(s) and time(s), with some online content. Check the schedule to confirm days and times your class will meet virtually. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Note: Webcam required
Open Seats: 6
Meets: TTH from 12:00PM to 1:50PM
Section: 310
Open Seats: 6
Meets: TTH from
12:00PM to 1:50PM
Section: 310