Mathematics Teaching (MTHT)

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.