Math Structures I and II are courses designed to prepare the prospective teacher for teaching mathematics in the elementary and middle school classrooms. First, the teacher must understand herself the nature of mathematics. This is done not only by studying the textbook and working on exercises from it, but by using worksheets and hands-on activities which help produce a solid understanding of how math is structured. Some of these activities can be used in the elementary and middle school classroom. Lastly, the work done in these courses will be helpful in passing the math division of the Praxis.