Spring 2023 - MATH 190 OL01

Principles of Mathematics for Teachers (4)

Class Number: 5369

Delivery Method: Online


  • Course Times + Location:


  • Exam Times + Location:

    Jan 31, 2023
    Tue, 6:00–7:30 p.m.

    Mar 7, 2023
    Tue, 6:00–7:30 p.m.

    Apr 19, 2023
    Wed, 8:30–11:30 a.m.

  • Prerequisites:

    Pre-Calculus 11 or Foundations of Mathematics 11 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B, or SFU FAN X99 course with a grade of at least C, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Quantitative Placement Test. This course may not be counted toward the Mathematics minor, major or honours degree requirements. Students who have taken, have received transfer credit for, or are currently taking MATH 150, 151, 154 or 157 may not take MATH 190 for credit without permission from the Department of Mathematics. Intended to be particularly accessible to students who are not specializing in mathematics.



Designed for students pursuing a career as an elementary school teacher. Topics are drawn from number systems as well as plane, solid, and metric geometry. Examination of the historical and cultural development of mathematical ideas and their place in contemporary mathematics. Emphasis on deep understanding of mathematical concepts and on multiple representations: physical, pictorial, and symbolic. Detailed topics include: problem solving, bases, whole and fractional numbers and their arithmetic operations, number theory, ratios, rates, percent, polygons, polyhedra, symmetries, transformations, and measurements. Quantitative.



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