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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MATH 406 - Algebra for Teachers

This course focuses on conceptual and procedural development of algebra including logic, algebraic reasoning, equations, inequalities, patterns, sequences, functions, modeling, and polynomial algebra. Concepts are taught from a problem solving perspective using appropriate technology. Course will be offered every year (Fall).

Prerequisites: MATH 130 and MATH 154.

Credits: (4)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Reason using the language and structure of algebra to investigate, represent and solve problems including using algebraic expression, equations, inequalities and systems of equations and inequalities.
  • Examine and reason about functional relationships between various representations including graphs, tables, expressions, concrete models and context.
  • Analyze, extend and generalize sequences, including arithmetic and geometric sequences, both geometrically and algebraically.  They will write both explicit and recursive definitions for generating a sequence.
  • Use and explain the patterns of change in proportional, linear, inversely proportional, quadratic and exponential functions and the types of real-world relationships these functions can model.
  • Use appropriate technology to investigate and represent concepts, methods and application of mathematical concepts.
  • Use principles of mathematical thinking and problem solving to explore, solve, generalize and prove mathematical problems.
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