Subject |
Number |
Title |
Hours |
Catalog Description |

MTHT | 400 | Methods of Teaching Secondary Mathematics I | 3 OR 4 hours. | Philosophies, issues, techniques, and styles of teaching high school mathematics. Implications of psychological models. Mathematics in the evolving curriculum. Preparation of lessons. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. To be taken in the year prior to student teaching. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MTHT 410, enrollment in BS or MS in the Teaching of Mathematics program in Secondary Mathematics Education, and a 2.50 grade point average in mathematics courses at the level of calculus or above. |

MTHT | 401 | Methods of Teaching Secondary Mathematics II | 3 OR 4 hours. | Philosophies, issues, techniques and styles of teaching high school mathematics. Preparation of diverse lessons. Supervised teaching experience. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. To be taken in year prior to student teaching. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 210 and enrollment in the BS or MS in the Teaching of Mathematics program in Secondary Mathematics Education; and a 2.50 grade point average in mathematics courses at the level of calculus or above. |

MTHT | 411 | Advanced Euclidean Geometry | 3 OR 4 hours. | Axioms for Euclidean geometry are developed based upon reflections. Further concepts in Euclidean geometry which arise from these axioms are explored. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 215. |

MTHT | 420 | Computers in Secondary School Mathematics | 3 OR 4 hours. | An overview of techniques, topics and tools for teaching secondary level mathematics using computers. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 210. |

MTHT | 430 | Mathematical Analysis for Teachers I | 3 OR 4 hours. | Basic properties of numbers, functions, graphs, limits, differentiation, continuity, completeness of the system of real numbers. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 210 and grade of C or better in MATH 215. |

MTHT | 435 | Abstract Algebra | 3 OR 4 hours. | Sets, properties of integers, groups, rings, fields. Focus on concepts applicable to high school teaching. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): MATH 210 and MATH 215. |

MTHT | 438 | Educational Practice with Seminar I | 6 hours. | The first half of a two-segment sequence of practice teaching, including seminar, to meet certification requirements for teaching in grades six through twelve. Graduate credit only with approval of the department. Prerequisite(s): 2.50 grade point average in mathematics courses at the level of calculus or above, successful completion of 100 clock hours of pre-student-teaching field experiences, and approval of the department. |

MTHT | 439 | Educational Practice with Seminar II | 6 hours. | The second half of a two-segment sequence of practice teaching, including seminar, to meet certification requirements for teaching in grades six through twelve. Graduate credit only with approval of the department. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in MTHT 438; and approval of the department and a 2.50 grade point average in mathematics courses at the level of calculus or above and successful completion of 100 clock hours of pre-student teaching field experiences. |

MTHT | 450 | Concepts and Methods in Elementary and Middle School Mathematics I | 3 OR 4 hours. | Advanced analysis of concept development and teaching methods. Sorting, classifying, counting, number tracks, addition, subtraction, group, place value, length, area and alternative teaching strategies. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. For elementary school teachers. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing and admission to the MS in the Teaching of Mathematics program (Option for Elementary School Teachers) or consent of the instructor. |

MTHT | 460 | Geometric Measurement and Numerical Methods | 3 OR 4 hours. | Classical problems of length, area and volume, including numerical trigonometry, are explored using a scientific calculator. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Do not purchase a calculator for the course until after the first day of class. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MS in the Teaching of Mathematics program (Option for Elementary School Teachers) or consent of the instructor. |

MTHT | 465 | Teaching Algebra for Understanding | 3 OR 4 hours. | Manipulatives and other representations of mathematical concepts used for teaching algebra to middle grade students. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MS in the Teaching of Mathematics program (Option for Elementary School Teachers) or consent of the instructor. |

MTHT | 466 | Introduction to Calculus and the Graphing Calculator | 4 hours. | Problem solving using derivatives, differentials, and their applications followed by integrals and their applications. Maximumminimum problems solved directly by graphing, then by derivatives. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Mathematics Education Concentrators Program or consent of the instructor. |

MTHT | 467 | Introduction to Number Theory with Application | 4 hours. | Classical topics of elementary number theory and how they pertain to teaching the upper grades. Primes, GCF, LCM, divisibility, floor and ceiling functions, Gaussian Residue, lattices. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Mathematics Education Concentrators Program or consent of the instructor. |

MTHT | 468 | Geometry with Applications for Middle Grade Teachers | 4 hours. | Plane and solid figures and their properties. Polygons and polyhedra. Euler's formula. Volume versus surface area. Spacial visualization; two dimensional representations of three dimensional figures. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Mathematics Education Concentrators Program or consent of the instructor. |

MTHT | 470 | Teaching Mathematics with Science: An Activity Approach I | 3 OR 4 hours. | Introduction to basic variables (length, area, volume, mass, time) and the Scientific Method (picture, table, graph, questions). Extensive use of TIMS project curriculum. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. For elementary school teachers. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MS in the Teaching of Mathematics program (Option for Elementary School Teachers) or consent of the instructor. |

MTHT | 480 | Microcomputers in Elementary School Mathematics I | 3 OR 4 hours. | Introduction to microcomputers and their use in elementary school mathematics. Basic microcomputer functions, educational software programs, pedagogical and curricular implications, and implementation questions. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. For elementary school teachers. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MS in the Teaching of Mathematics program (Option for Elementary School Teachers) or consent of the instructor. |

MTHT | 490 | Topics in Teaching Secondary Mathematics | 1 TO 5 hours. | Course content is announced prior to each term in which it is given. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Prerequisites may vary according to topic. |

MTHT | 491 | Topics in Teaching Elementary/Junior High School Mathematics | 1 TO 5 hours. | Course content is announced prior to each term in which it is given. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Prerequisites may vary according to topic. |

MTHT | 496 | Independent Study | 1 TO 4 hours. | Reading course supervised by a faculty member. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the instructor and the department. |