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Graduate Course Details
Number MSM 707
Title Number Systems for Middle School Teachers
Credits 3.0
Prerequisites Acceptance into the Master of Arts in Teaching Middle School Mathematics program or permission of the Program Coordinator. Not available for degree credit towards the MAT or MS mathematics programs


This course gives the middle-school teacher a deeper understanding of number systems (integers, rational numbers, real numbers, complex numbers). Topics include divisibility, factorization, Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic, equivalence relations, congruence, Chinese Remainder Theorem, decimal representation, axioms for number systems, and geometric representation of numbers.