Basic Concepts of Mathematics I
Course #: MA 125
Class/Lab Hours: 3, 0
This course is the first of a two-course sequence designed to introduce students to the basic structure of mathematics. Topics cover the structure of real numbers through a careful development of subsystems, to include the natural numbers, the whole numbers, integers, rational numbers and decimals, together with operations on them. Numeration systems including bases other than ten are discussed. The language and nature of deductive reasoning together with basic elements of set theory are introduced. Problem solving is emphasized. The sequence is appropriate for students preparing to teach at the elementary school level. Prerequisite: MA 095 or sufficient placement scores. Note: Offered fall semesters only.
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