Examines the conceptual basis of K-8 mathematics using collaborative learning through in-class group interaction. Provides opportunities to experience using manipulatives to model problem solving, explore patterns and relationships among geometric figures and develop spatial reasoning. Explores informal geometry, transformational geometry, and measurement systems. Includes content and mathematical practices based on the Common Core State Standards.

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

- Apply an understanding of theoretical foundations of mathematics focusing on geometric principles as taught at the K-8 level in order to develop mathematical knowledge and communication skills necessary for teaching.
- Use various problem solving strategies and geometrical reasoning to create mathematical models, analyze real world scenarios, judge if the results are reasonable, and then interpret and clearly communicate the results.
- Use appropriate mathematics, including correct mathematical terminology, notation, and symbolic processes, and use technology to explore the foundations of elementary mathematics.
- Foster the mathematical practices in the Common Core State Standards.

Equivalent placement test scores also accepted.

This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math, Computer Science/ASOT-B, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS.