Course Number and Title: MAT 213 Math for Teachers III
This course is designed for prospective early childhood or elementary teachers. Topics include polynomials, quadratic equations, systems of linear equations, the rectangular coordinate system, functions, graphs of linear and quadratic functions, the use of functions as models, linear inequalities, and consumer mathematics.
- Solve algebraic equations and inequalities. (CCC 2, 6)
- Analyze the graphical representation of linear, quadratic, and exponential functions. (CCC 2, 6)
- Develop, solve, and interpret systems of linear equations and inequalities. (CCC 2, 6)
- Apply mathematics of finance to consumer issues. (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.
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
- Solve algebraic equations and inequalities.
- Use order of operations to solve linear equations and inequalities.
- Use linear equations and inequalities to solve a variety of application problems.
- Analyze the graphical representation of linear, quadratic, and exponential functions.
- Differentiate between relations and functions.
- Determine the domain and range of a function.
- Sketch graphs of linear, quadratic, and exponential functions.
- Derive the equation for a linear function given its graph.
- Derive the equation for a linear function given two points or one point and its slope.
- Derive the equation for a line parallel or perpendicular to a given line.
- Determine the x- and y-intercepts of a function.
- Predict outcomes based on the linear, quadratic, or exponential representation of a function.
- Solve application problems involving linear functions.
- Solve application problems involving quadratic functions.
- Develop, solve, and interpret systems of linear equations and inequalities.
- Evaluate systems of linear equations algebraically and graphically.
- Graph linear inequalities.
- Graph systems of inequalities, and shade the feasible region.
- Design a mathematical function to model given data.
- Construct functions that model real world applications.
- Apply mathematics of finance to consumer issues.
- Determine the appropriate application of simple and compound interest.
- Solve problems for present and future value involving simple and compound interest.
- Solve problems involving consumer credit.
The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:
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.
Calculated using the following weighted average
Percentage of final grade
Tests and Projects (Summative) (Equally Weighted)
- Apply clear and effective communication skills.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
- Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
- Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
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.