MAT 212 Math for Teachers II

Campus Location:
Georgetown, Dover, Wilmington
Effective Date:
MAT 211


Course Credits and Hours:
4.00 credits
4.00 lecture hours/week
0.00 lab hours/week
Course Description:

This course is designed for prospective early childhood or elementary teachers. Topics include polynomials, quadratic equations, functions, nonlinear algebra, introductory probability, and statistics.

Required Text(s):

Obtain current textbook information by viewing the campus bookstore online or visit a campus bookstore. Check your course schedule for the course number and section.

Additional Materials:

Scientific calculator

Schedule Type:
Classroom Course


Core Course Performance Objectives (CCPOs):
  1. Evaluate polynomials. (CCC 6)
  2. Interpret the graphical representation of quadratic and exponential functions. (CCC 2, 6)
  3. Compute basic probabilities. (CCC 2, 6)
  4. Compute, analyze, and interpret statistical data. (CCC 2, 6)

See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.

Measurable Performance Objectives (MPOs):

Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  1. Evaluate polynomials.
    1. Factor expressions.
    2. Manipulate polynomials using the four operations.
    3. Solve polynomial equations by factoring and graphing techniques.
    4. Express polynomials in function notation.
  2. Interpret the graphical representation of quadratic and exponential functions.
    1. Interpret and critique graphs, including those derived from educational settings and/or test results.
    2. Analyze graphs from periodicals, journals, and testing programs.
    3. Predict outcomes based on the linear, quadratic, or exponential representation of a function.
    4. Describe the parameters and behaviors of functions.
  3. Compute basic probabilities.
    1. Calculate basic probabilities using student-designed simulations, patterns, tree diagrams, and charts.
    2. Calculate expected value of an event.
    3. Solve basic combination and permutation problems.
  4. Compute, analyze, and interpret statistical data.
    1. Construct line, bar, and circle graphs from data.
    2. Interpret line, bar, and circle graphs.
    3. Compute measures of central tendency, and describe advantages and disadvantages of each.
    4. Compute measures of dispersion.
    5. Construct box plots in order to identify outliers and interquartile range.
    6. Construct frequency distributions, and use them to calculate the mean.
    7. Calculate the mean and standard deviation using a normal curve.
    8. Calculate basic probabilities based on mean and standard deviation from a normal curve.
Evaluation Criteria/Policies:

Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:

92 100 = A
83 91 = B
75 82 = C
0 74 = F

Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.

Core Curriculum Competencies (CCCs are the competencies every graduate will develop):
  1. Apply clear and effective communication skills.
  2. Use critical thinking to solve problems.
  3. Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
  4. Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
  5. Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
  6. Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
Program Graduate Competencies (PGCs are the competencies every graduate will develop specific to his or her major):


Disabilities Support Statement:

The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.

Minimum Technology Requirements:
Minimum technology requirements for online, hybrid, video conferencing and web conferencing courses.