Math 1350 Foundations of Mathematics I Information
LSC-CyFair Math Department
This is designed specifically for students who seek elementary and middle school teacher certification. Topics include set theory, functions, numerations systems, number theory, emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking.
Course Learning Outcomes
The student will:
• Use models and manipulatives to demonstrate the four basic operations of the rational numbers.
• Demonstrate an understanding of place value through multiple representations including the use of grouping manipulatives, place value manipulatives and abstract representations such as with exponents and different number bases.
• Demonstrate an understanding of the attributes of numeration systems.
• Analyze mathematical situations and solve problems using mathematical heuristics.
Contact Hour Information
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
External Hours: 0
Total Contact Hours: 48
MATH 1314 OR placement by testing;
College level readiness in reading and writing
Textbook: Billstein, Libeskind, Lott; A Problem Solving Approach to Math for Elementary Teachers, 12th ed.; Pearson
Required: Students must buy an access code to MyMathLab, an online course management system which includes a complete eBook; students will first need a Course ID provided by the instructor in order to register; online purchase of MyMathLab access at www.mymathlab.com; hard copies of access codes available with ISBN: 9780321199911
Hardbound text (optional), ISBN: 9780321987297
Hardbound text + free MyMathLab access, ISBN: 9780321990594
Graphing calculators may be required for some assignments/assessments at the discretion of the instructor. TI 83, TI 84 or TI 86 series calculators recommended.
Calculators capable of symbolic manipulation will not be allowed on tests. Examples include, but are not limited to, TI 89, TI 92, and Nspire CAS models and HP 48 models.
Neither cell phones nor PDA’s can be used as calculators. Calculators may be cleared before tests.