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MAT 1410 Numerical Concepts 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, functions, numeration systems, whole numbers, basic number theory, integers, rational numbers and real numbers.

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Mathematics
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: MAT 0200 


  • 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.
  • Compare and contrast various numeration systems.
  • Solve application problems involving ratios, proportions, percents and linear relationships and interpret the solutions.
  • 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.

Credit Hours: 4

Classroom Hours: 4