Description

Third of three elementary education math courses. Reviews operations on real numbers and algebraic modeling. Topics include applications of proportions/percents, probability, counting, and descriptive statistics. Emphasizes mathematically precise language, mathematical fluency, problem solving, communication of mathematical ideas, analysis of difficulties in tteaching/learning, and other math/educational topics for Pre-K-8.

Grading Basis

Graded

Prerequisites

MATH& 171 with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better. Recommended: grade of “C” (2.0) or higher for ENGL 97 or equivalent. MATH& 171, MATH& 172, MATH& 173 can be taken out of order with instructor permission.

### Course Learning Outcomes

### Core Topics

- Operations and estimation with real numbers as integers, rational and irrational numbers; fractions, decimals and percents
- Modeling real-world situations with ratios, proportions and percents
- Computing probabilities using a variety of methods, both experimental and theoretical
- Computing probabilities involving permutations and combinations
- Choosing the most appropriate representation of data from a variety of graphs, including the frequency distribution, histogram, bar graph, and pie chart
- Describe data using measures of central tendency and variation
- Optional topics: alternate numeration systems, counting and computing in various number bases