Washington State Teacher Certification: Middle Level Math (4-9)

Standard 2: Number and Quantity

Candidates demonstrate a conceptual understanding of and procedural facility with operations and number systems.

2.A:
Understand the structure, properties, characteristics of, and relationships between number systems including whole numbers, integers, rational, real, and complex numbers
2.B:
Understand arithmetic operations of different number systems and their properties (integers, rational, and irrational numbers)
2.C:
Understand the progression of learning that begins with the base-ten number system and operations thereof, builds into understanding of and operations with fractions and rational numbers, and extends to understanding of and operations with real numbers

The minor in Mathematics for Middle School Teachers covers these standards in the courses indicated by the table below. Entries represent the level of competency expected in each course with 1 being low, 2 medium, and 3 high.

2.A 2.B 2.C
Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I (MATH 112) 2 3 3
Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II (MATH 113)
Precalculus Mathematics I (MATH 121) 2 2
Precalculus Mathematics II (MATH 122) 2 2
Calculus for the Life Sciences I (MATH 131), or
Calculus I (MATH 181)
1
Data Analysis (MATH 215)
Discrete Mathematics (MATH 250) 3 2
Calculus II (MATH 281) 1
Calculus III (MATH 282) 1
Introduction to Linear Algebra (MATH 289)
Survey of Geometries in their Historical Contexts (MATH 321)
While not required for the minor, these classes are prerequisites for MATH 181
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