Feb 29, 2024  
Fitchburg State University 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MATH 1500 - Informal Number Theory


3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every semester.

Informal Number Theory focuses on the properties of the real numbers as the foundation of arithmetic and problem solving methods. The importance of place value in number systems, fractions as numbers, divisibility properties, connections between numbers and geometry, and problem solving in various contexts will be stressed. This course is restricted to education majors. QR, SMT

Prerequisite(s):  

a. Adjusted high school GPA of 2.7 or higher (associated with a high school graduation no more than two years from semester of enrollment) OR

b. ‘passing’ score on Quantitative and Analytical Skills or Advanced Algebra and Functions Accuplacer placement exam OR

c. Successful completion of MATH 0500  [Algebraic Prep.] OR

d. Successful completion of a credit bearing mathematics course



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