MATH 0254 - Foundations: Data Analysis and Geometry

Credits: 3

An introductory course in the foundations of data analysis and geometry for elementary school teacher candidates. The course focuses on the deep mathematical ideas and concepts required to support PreK-6 students in making sense of mathematics. Topics in data analysis will include: understanding, constructing, and computing data graphs and numerical summary measures; probability models; and statistical inference. For geometry students will make sense of tessellations, area, surface area, volume, dimensions, art and mathematics, and symmetry and angles.

Students will develop a conceptual understanding of the course material in a learning environment that models the pedagogical foundations of the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for Mathematics and the NCTM Standards.

Prerequisites: MATH 0153  and MATH 0250 .

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