Aug 09, 2020
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.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
- 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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