Mathematics for Elementary Education

Course Description

This course is designed for prospective elementary and middle school teachers. It gives an introduction to the discipline of mathematics as the use of logical, quantitative, and spatial reasoning in the abstraction, modeling, and problem solving of real-world situations. The main topics in the course include the origins of mathematics, mathematical reasoning and problem solving strategies, theory of sets, integers and integral number theory, rational numbers and proportion, real numbers and decimal notation, and measurement. Throughout the course students will experience the learning of mathematics in a way that models how they can create an active learning environment for their future students.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
01539 MATH 46 22Z ·T·R··· 01:30 PM-03:45 PM Victor Legge ONLINE

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2022-09-26 to 2022-12-16.

Footnote Information

MATH-046-22Z:: Fully ONLINE. This class meets each week on scheduled days and times as noted in the class listing. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: . The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at . TI-83 Plus or TI-84 Plus calculator recommended.

Course Details

5 Units
  • Weekly Lecture Hours: 5
  • Weekly Lab Hours: 0
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


MATH D114. with a grade of C or better, or a qualifying score on Intermediate Algebra Placement Test within the past calendar year
EWRT D211. and READ D211., or ESL D272. and D273.

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