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MAT 221 - Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics 1

4 credit hours - Four hours weekly; one term.
This course meets the Mathematics General Education Requirement

Primarily for students in the elementary education and early childhood education programs. Demonstrate efficiency using decimal and non-decimal numeral systems, mental computations, estimation, set theory, functions, algorithms and understand their historical development, logic and number theory. Apply problem-solving techniques within each topic. Although MAT 221 and MAT 222  can be taken in either order, the sequential order is recommended.

Prerequisite(s): Achieve an appropriate score on the mathematics part of the ACT or SAT, or score at an appropriate level on the Mathematics Placement Test, or completion of MAT 012 or MAT 012E or MAT 013B or MAT 037 with a grade of at least C, or successful completion of an approved mathematics preparation course.

Note: Typically offered at MC and OL; fall and spring terms.

Course Outcomes:
  1. Solve a variety of problems using Polya’s problem solving techniques.
  2. Illustrate the steps of common arithmetic algorithms.
  3. Compute in non-decimal number systems.
  4. Perform mental calculations and estimations.
  5. Analyze examples and proofs from number theory.
  6. Apply the rules of logic to mathematical problems.
  7. Apply mathematical symbols and terminology correctly.