Foundations of Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II
I. Course Prefix/Number: MAT 129
Course Name: Foundations of Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II
Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 0 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
2. To appreciate and understand both the historical developments and the current applications of mathematics.
3. To gain an understanding and appreciation of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) curriculum standards:
• learn to value mathematics
• become confident in one’s ability to do mathematics
• become a mathematical problem solver
• learn to communicate mathematically
• learn to reason mathematically
4. To be prepared to teach mathematics in accordance with the NCTM standards.
V. Academic Integrity
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Details of the Code of Academic Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.
VI. Sequence of Topics
Units of length, areas, volumes, masses, temperatures and conversions.
Recognition, analysis, and properties of two and three dimensional
Triangle congruence and similarity.
Coordinate and transformational geometry.
Introduction to conditionals, biconditionals, and arguments.
4. Computer Technology:
Elements of programming in BASIC and LOGO, computer software for
geometrical explorations and an introduction to graphics calculators.
5. Equivalence Relations
6. Clock Arithmetic
VII. Methods of Instruction
Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
IX. Instructional Materials
Textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes. Within the Schedule of Classes, textbooks can be found by clicking on an individual course section and looking for the words "View Book Information".
Textbooks can also be found at our Mathematics Textbooks page.
A scientific calculator, notebook, and earphones are required.
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
XI. Other Course Information
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.