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Mathematics Concentration

The mathematics core courses (MATH 227, 328, 329 & 330) taken by all Liberal Studies majors provide a broad introduction to the structure of pre-calculus mathematics. Students study the foundations of the three major content divisions of elementary mathematics that include number/algebra; measurement/geometry; and probability/statistics. The content is unified through the major themes of sets, relations, functions and logic that are woven into each content division.

Courses in the mathematics concentration are intended to deepen and extend student understanding of the mathematics learned in the Liberal Studies mathematics core courses.

Mathematics Concentration Students Will:

  • Choose 4 courses - 16 units required – 8 upper division.
  • Check for pre-requisites before enrolling.

*Students are encouraged to align mathematics concentration to the Introductory Subject Matter Authorization in Mathematics.

Mathematics Concnetration

Advisor: Dr. Stan Yoshinobu, Office: Bldg. 25-315, phone: 756-2287, email: styoshin@calpoly.edu

In curriculum (can be used for ISMA but nor concentration):

  • STAT 130/217 Introductory Statistics (4)
  • MATH 227 Mathematics for Elementary Teaching I (4)
  • MATH 328 Mathematics for Elementary Teaching II (4)
  • MATH 329 Mathematics for Elementary Teaching III (4)
  • *MATH 330 Algebraic Thinking with Technology (4)

Core courses:

  • MATH 141 Calculus I (4)
  • MATH 142 Calculus II (4)
  • MATH 143 Calculus III ( 4)
  • MATH 248 Methods of Proof (4)

Select any one of the following:

  • Math 300 Technology in Mathematics Education (4)
  • Math 341 Theory of Numbers (4)
  • Math 419 Introduction to the History of Math (4)
  • Math 442 Euclidean Geometry (4)

Courses to add depth:

  • MATH 206 Linear Algebra I (4)
  • MATH 300 Technology in Math Education (4)

* Required in 2009-11 Curriculum and later.

Visit the mathematics concentration catalog page

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