Course Syllabus – Fall 2003
Course Title: Foundations of Number Systems
Hours Credit: 3 hours
Prerequisites: Completion of core-level mathematics
Instructor: Varies (multiple sections)
Instructor Office Hours: Varies (at least 10hrs/week)
Course Description: Strengthens understanding of structures, sequential development, properties, operations, and ordering in the following systems: whole numbers, integers, and rational numbers; elementary number theory; and problem solving.
Topics: problem solving process; set operations and their properties; numeration systems and other number bases; operations and properties of whole numbers, integers, decimals, and rational numbers; divisibility; prime and composite numbers; greatest common divisor and least common multiple; ordering rational numbers; ratio and proportion; percents; and interest
Text:A Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers; Billstein, Libeskind, & Lott; Addison Wesley Longman; 2001 7ed.
Learning Outcomes: Students should be able to demonstrate:
Grading Methods: Tests, Quizzes, Final Exam, Homework; Percentages to be determined by the instructor