Mathematics Teaching - MTHT


The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Fall 2014. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.

500-level courses require graduate standing.

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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 B.S. or M.S. 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.

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 B.S. or M.S. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 M.S. in the Teaching of Mathematics program (Option for Elementary School Teachers) or consent of the instructor.

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 M.S. in the Teaching of Mathematics program (Option for Elementary School Teachers) or consent of the instructor.

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 M.S. in the Teaching of Mathematics program (Option for Elementary School Teachers) or consent of the instructor.

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.

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.

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.

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 M.S. in the Teaching of Mathematics program (Option for Elementary School Teachers) or consent of the instructor.

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 M.S. in the Teaching of Mathematics program (Option for Elementary School Teachers) or consent of the instructor.

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.

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.

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.

510 Introduction to Higher Geometry
4 hours. Projective geometry, as an extension of Euclidean geometry, treated synthetically and/or algebraically. Desargues' and Pappus' theorems, subgeometries, conics and the underlying skew field. For graduate students in mathematics teacher education programs. Other students enroll in MATH 440. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 330.

530 Mathematical Analysis for Teachers II
4 hours. Derivatives, inverse functions, Riemann integral, trigonometric functions, logarithmic and exponential functions. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MTHT 430 or consent of the instructor.

550 Concepts and Methods in Elementary and Middle School Mathematics II
4 hours. Methods of teaching middle school mathematics: concept development; focus on classroom materials to promote learning. Area, volume, rational numbers, decimals, function machines. Prerequisite(s): MTHT 450 or consent of the instructor.

560 Introduction to Analytic Geometry and Calculus
4 hours. Programmable calculators used to investigate ideas and applications of analytic geometry, differential and integral calculus. Examples and ideas relevant to elementary mathematics and science curicula. For elementary school teachers. Do not purchase a calculator until after the first day of class. Prerequisite(s): MTHT 460 or consent of the instructor.

565 Teaching Geometry: An Activity Approach
4 hours. Informal geometry using manipulatives, elementary topological concepts, polygons, polyhedra, metric geometry, motion geometry, geometric constructions, spherical geometry, introduction to research on the learning of geometry. For elementary school teachers. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the M.S. in the Teaching of Mathematics program (Option for Elementary School Teachers) or consent of the instructor.

575 Principles of Probability and Statistics
4 hours. Probability, descriptive and inferential statistics, implications for teaching. Emphasis on collection and analysis of data, classroom activities and software. For elementary school teachers. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the M.S. in the Teaching of Mathematics program (Option for Elementary School Teachers) or approval of the department.

589 Practicum in Teaching Elementary School Mathematics
4 hours. Culminating experience for students in the M.S. in the Teaching of Mathematics (Option for Elementary School Teachers). Major project is required. Supervised weekly seminars. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the M.S. in the Teaching of Mathematics program (Option for Elementary School Teachers) and consent of the instructor.

590 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): Prerequisite may vary according to topic.

591 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): Prerequisite may vary according to topic.

592 Topics in Advanced Mathematics for Teachers
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. For students in the M.S. in the Teaching of Mathematics program. Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite may vary according to topic.

596 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.


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