MAT 108 Understanding K-8 Mathematics
Exit Skills for Understanding K-8 Mathematics (MAT 108)
Students who successfully complete Math 108 will meet the following objectives:
- Number and Operations
- Recognize and convert among equivalent representations of the same number.
- Justify and calculate using non-standard algorithms.
- Explain and apply the meaning of the = sign.
- Calculate reasonable estimates of complex calculations.
- Use properties of real number operations to rearrange and/or simplify indicated operation(s) for mental calculation.
- Compare and contrast estimation and mental math and discuss when each is appropriate.
- Algebraic Relationships
- Recognize a linear function from its graph, table of values, equation or description.
- Model and solve problems that yield linear, inverse or exponential functions.
- Distinguish between linear and non-linear relationships.
- Compare, contrast and generalize patterns represented graphically or numerically using both explicit and recursive definitions.
- Use Bar modeling to solve word problems.
- Geometric and Spatial Relationships
- Solve problems using the Pythagorean Theorem.
- Reposition shapes under formal transformations.
- Recognize, categorize and describe symmetry with respect to a line, point or angle of rotation.
- Analyze precision and accuracy in measurement situations by determining the number of significant digits.
- Data and Probability
- Formulate questions, design studies and examine data about a characteristic.
- Compare and contrast different representations of the same data, including graphs and measures of center.
- Determine measures of Center and spread (Mean, median, mode, outliers, range, interquartile range) of data.
- Create stem and leaf plots of data.
- Create box and whisker plots from the five-number summary of data.
- Conjecture about possible relationships between two characteristics of a sample and/or the results of experiments.