Math For Teachers

The Math Education courses were updated after the UNM College of Education (COE) reduced the math requirements for elementary education majors from 9 credit hours to 6 credit hours. Students who still need 9 credit hours should now take MATH 1118, MATH 2118, and MATH 2115.

MATH 1118 (previously MATH 111, MATH 1110)

Math for Elementary and Middle School Teachers I

This course offers an in-depth look rational numbers, arithmetic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division), and basic geometric concepts. Problem solving is emphasized throughout. Pre-requisite: 1130 or 1215 or 1220 or 1230 or 1240 or 1350 or 1430 or 1512 or FYEX 1010 or ACT Math >=19 or SAT Math Section >=480 or ACCUPLACER Next-Generation Arithmetic >=276 (Course updated Fall 2017)


Syllabus and SLO's: Fall 2020 Syllabus

MATH 2118 (previously MATH 215)

Math for Elementary and Middle School Teachers III

The course covers algebra from the viewpoint of elementary school curriculum with emphasis on proportional and linear relationships. Also included: data analysis and other topics with connections to the elementary curriculum. Problem solving is emphasized throughout. Pre-requisite: MATH 1118 and (1215X or 1220 or 1230 or 1240 or 1350 or 1430 or 1512 or ACT Math =>19 or SAT Math Section =>480 or ACCUPLACER Next-Generation Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics =>262). (Course Updated Spring 2018)


Syllabus and SLO's: Fall 2020 Syllabus

MATH 2115 (previously MATH 216)

Math for Middle School Teachers

Development of mathematical concepts from the viewpoint of the middle school curriculum. Topics include: in-depth development of algebraic thinking, connections between algebra and geometry, and applications. Problem solving is emphasized throughout. Pre-requisite: MATH 2118 (First offered Fall 2018)


Syllabus and SLO's: Fall 2019 Syllabus

MATH 112 (no longer offered)

Math for Elementary and Middle School Teachers II

This course develops basic geometric concepts including rigid transformations and congruence; dilations and similarity; length, area and volume; systems of measurement and unit conversions; connections to coordinate geometry. Problem solving is emphasized throughout. (Pre-requisite: MATH 111)




Karen Sorensen-Unruh

Course Coordinator for Math for Teachers

Office: SMLC 371