#### Description

Algebraic concepts and techniques developed in the middle grades, with their larger mathematical context. Equations, inequalities and functions (linear, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic), with multiple representations of relationships. Common misconceptions of beginning algebra students.

#### Prerequisite

MATH212. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Elementary Education; Special Education; Middle School Education). Credit only granted for: MATH112, MATH113, or MATH315.

#### Topics

**Problem Solving **

Expressions

Uses of Variables

Equality

Solving Linear Equations

Systems of Equations

Bar diagrams

Guess & Check

**Patterns**

Repeating Patterns

Growing Patterns

Sequences

Algebraic Proofs

**Functions and Graphs**

Linear Functions

Factoring

Quadratic Equations

Quadratic Functions

Exponential Functions

Slope of a Curve