22M:006 Logic of Arithmetic
This is a math content course, not a methods course, for students in elementary education who do not plan on being math specialists. Topics covered include mathematical and conceptual foundations of the natural numbers used in elementary school arithmetic teaching, multiple algorithmic approaches to arithmetic and its mathematical and contextual relationships, and extensions to the integers, rational, and irrational numbers. To be successful in this course the student should be familiar with the material in the Arithmetic Module and somewhat familiar with the material in the Algebra Module. This course typically has a midsize lecture format with two hours of lecture by a faculty member and two hours of discussion sections lead by a TA. The prerequisite is 22M:001, or a satisfactory score on the math placement exam, or equivalent. This course may be used to satisfy the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences quantitative or formal reasoning requirement.