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# MATH 105 Mathematical Concepts for Elementary Teachers

*What is MATH 105?*

*Which schools does MATH 105 transfer to?*

*Who typically* takes MATH 105?*

*What can I do to be successful in MATH 105?*- Plan to study outside of class at least 8 hours each week, or more if it has been a while since you have taken a math class.
- Study actively by doing practice problems, making note cards, and making study guides.
- Attend professor's student hours (office hours) and math support centers regularly.
- Form study groups with other students in class and try to explain problems as you do them.

*Where can I get help if I am struggling with MATH 105 topics?*

*"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." - Albert Einstein*Teaching mathematics is a very fulfilling calling! A child’s early mathematical experiences stay with them as they progress through higher education, so it is important to cultivate meaningful relationships while imparting our knowledge to the next generation. Guiding students to engage in learning is the key to building the foundation for a lifelong mathematical journey.

*Math concepts frequently used in MATH 105*

*?*- Place Value
- Whole Number Operations
- Operations with Decimals
- Estimating Quantities
- Relationships between Fractions
- Operations with Fractions

*Where can I brush up on math concepts frequently used in MATH 105?*- Join the MATH 105 Math Jumpstart Canvas page, created by Mt. SAC math faculty, with topic-based modules that include under-5-minute refresher videos and practice problems to review at your own pace.
- Enroll in a free faculty-led noncredit math prep class through AIME (Academic Instruction for Math and English) in Mt. SAC’s School of Continuing Education.

- MATH 100 Survey of College Math [3 units] or MATH 100+10A Survey of College Math w/ Support [5 units]
- MATH 110 Elementary Statistics [3 units] or MATH 110+11 Elementary Statistics w/ Support [5 units]
- MATH 120 Finite Mathematics [3 units] or MATH 120+12 Finite Mathematics w/ Support [5 units] (Starting Fall 2023)
- MATH 130 College Algebra [4 units] or MATH 130+13 College Algebra w/ Support [6 units]

Note that course numbering does not indicate difficulty of course content. If you have further questions about which course is right for you, please speak to a counselor.

**Anyone can learn mathematical concepts! It is not a skill set that one is either born
with or not. YOU are capable not only of learning mathematical concepts, but also
of excelling in mathematical concepts!**

For additional mathematical concepts for elementary teachers help, please visit the
Math Activities Resource Centers (MARCS) or the Academic Support and Achievement Center (ASAC).