Yuba Community College District
Yuba College Course Outline
Course Information
Course Number:
MATH 16
Full Course Title:
Concepts and Structures of Mathematics
Short Title:
Concepts of Math
Effective Term:
Spring 2011
Course Standards
Lecture Hours:
54.000
Total Units:
3.000
Total Hours:
54.00
Repeatable:
No
Grading Method:
Letter Grade Only
Course Description
Designed for students who plan to become elementary school teachers. Problemsolving, probability and statistics, measurement and the metric system, and geometry. Essays on topics of current interest to the teaching profession, class presentations, and a study of techniques and materials used in today's elementary school classroom may also be included. (L, M)Conditions of Enrollment
Completion with a C or better in: MATH 51; MATH 52
Advisories

Language  recommended eligibility for English 1A

Mathematics  recommended eligibility for Math 52
Content
Course Lecture Content
 Introduction to Problem Solving
 Probability and Counting
 Basic statistics
 Introductory Geometry
 Metric Measure, Constructions, and Congruence
 More Concepts of Measurement: Perimeter, Area, Volume, Length, etc.
Objectives

Apply the Polya Model and other techniques of problem solving.

Analyze combinatorics and compute probability and mathematical expectation.

Evaluate basic statistics.

Apply concepts of plane and space figures, angles and networks.

Apply the metric system, estimation and analysis of error.

Analyze congrence and constructions, similar figures and properties.

Define areas of polygons, surface areas of polyhedra and spheres, volumes, mass and temperature.

May include: Apply the Polya Model and other techniques of problem solving.
**Requires Critical Thinking**
Student Learning Outcomes
NoneMethods of Instruction

Lecture/Discussion
Distance Education
Delivery Methods
 Broadcast Education
Assignments
Hours per week on assignments outside of the class:
Reading Assignments
Writing Assignments
Methods of Evaluation
 Exams
 Homework
 Oral Tests/Class Performance
 Quizzes
 Research Project
Course Materials
Textbooks:

Bennet, Burton, and Nelson. Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers, 8th ed. , 2010, ISBN: 