Courses for Prospective Elementary School Teachers - Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing Math 301A, Math 301B, Math 301C, and Math 308 will:
  1. Develop conceptual understanding of mathematical topics.

  2. Possess knowledge and have an understanding of mathematics that is considerably deeper than that required for the school mathematics that the students will teach.

  3. Understand their role as a teacher of mathematics including the ability to communicate and explain mathematical ideas with ease and clarity, both verbally and in writing. This includes the ability to construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

  4. Make mathematical connections between topics, reason abstractly and quantitatively, and use appropriate and accurate representations involving numbers, symbols, words, and pictures.

  5. Develop problem solving skills, make sense of problems, and persevere in solving them. This includes the ability to: organize and analyze information, solve problems readily using multiple solution strategies, construct logical arguments, interpret results, and examine the reasonableness of an answer.

  6. Demonstrate procedural fluency and mastery of basic skill computations and concepts.

  7. Develop a productive disposition – the habitual inclination to see mathematics as sensible, useful, and worthwhile, coupled with a belief in diligence and one's own efficacy.