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

Standard 7: Modeling and Technology

Candidates will be able to connect mathematics with real life problems through the use of mathematical modeling and technology.

7.A:
Construct mathematical models in the content strands (e.g., look at a real life situation and transpose it into a mathematical problem, solve the problem, and interpret the solution in real life.)
7.B:
Use the appropriate technology available
7.B.1:
Explore conjectures, visualize, and analyze the mathematics
7.B.2:
Develop concepts and apply them to a context

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.

7.A 7.B 7.B.1 7.B.2
Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I (MATH 112) 1 2 2 2
Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II (MATH 113) 1 2 2 2
Precalculus Mathematics I (MATH 121) 1 1 2
Precalculus Mathematics II (MATH 122) 2 1 1 2
Calculus for the Life Sciences I (MATH 131), or
Calculus I (MATH 181)
2 1 2 2
Data Analysis (MATH 215) 3 3 3 2
Discrete Mathematics (MATH 250) 1 3 2
Calculus II (MATH 281) 3 1 2 3
Calculus III (MATH 282) 2 2 2 2
Introduction to Linear Algebra (MATH 289) 1 1 1 2
Survey of Geometries in their Historical Contexts (MATH 321) 2 2
While not required for the minor, these classes are prerequisites for MATH 181
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