MATH& 131: Math for Elem Educ 1

Class Program
Degree Code
Math/Science Non-Laboratory,
Symbolic or Quantitative Reasoning
Credits 5 Lecture Hours 55

Covers the mathematics elementary teachers are responsible for teaching at K-8 levels, including computing with whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percents; multiplicative comparisons and reasoning; ratio, rates, and proportions; negative numbers; algebra and graphing; relationships between time, distance and rate; patterns and functions.


MATH 098 or MATH 099 with a passing grade equivalent to a 2.0, or 5 credits of MAP 119 with a 2.0 or better, or a higher placement

Quarters Offered
Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge or skills:

  1. A basic understanding of numbers and theories, including fractions, decimals, and percents
  2. Knowledge of ratios, rates, and proportions
  3. The theory related to negative numbers
  4. Basic algebraic function and graphing skills
  5. Critical thought with regard to time, distance, rate, and patterns in the form of applied problems
Institutional Outcomes

IO2 Quantitative Reasoning: Students will be able to reason mathematically
IO3 Human Relations/Workplace Skills: Students will be able to demonstrate teamwork, ethics, appropriate safety awareness and/or workplace specific skills

Course Content Outline
  1. Mathematical Processes, Operations and Properties
  2. Computation and Estimation
  3. Theories of Numbers
  4. Working with Integers
  5. Working with Rational Numbers
  6. Ratios, Proportions and Critical Thought
  7. Algebraic Functions and Graphs
Department Guidelines

At least 70% of the grade will be based on quantifiable work such as exams, homework, research project and quizzes. Up to 30% of the grade may be based, attendance, projects, journal work, etc. at the instructor’s discretion. Grading procedures must be clearly stated in the class syllabus.