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2012 - 2013

Mathematics Education (MthEd)


Undergraduate Courses


    100-Level Courses

    MTHED 177 : Critical Review of School Mathematics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    MTHED 177 : Critical Review of School Mathematics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
    PREREQUISITE: MATH 113
    DESCRIPTION: Strengthen understanding of high-school mathematics; gain awareness as mathematics learners in learning communities; learn how to support collaborative communities as teachers.

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    200-Level Courses

    MTHED 276 : Exploration of Mathematics Teaching. (4:2:4)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    MTHED 276 : Exploration of Mathematics Teaching. (4:2:4)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    PREREQUISITE: MATH 112 & MATH 113 & MATH 290 & MATH 313 & MTHED 117; or MATH 112 & MATH 113 & MATH 290 & MATH 313 & MTHED 177; FBI fingerprint and background clearance.
    DESCRIPTION: Field-based initial teaching experience directed at helping prospective teachers experience demands and opportunities associated with teaching mathematics to secondary students.

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    MTHED 277 : Task Design and Assessment of Student Understanding. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    MTHED 277 : Task Design and Assessment of Student Understanding. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
    PREREQUISITE: MATH 113 & MATH 290 & MATH 313 & MTHED 177 & MTHED 276; or MATH 113 & MATH 290 & MATH 313 & MTHED 117 & MTHED 276
    DESCRIPTION: Building tasks that elicit important mathematical ideas. Reflecting on and assessing the success of tasks through questioning and other methods of formative assessment.

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    300-Level Courses

    MTHED 300 : (MthEd-Math) History and Philosophy of Mathematics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    MTHED 300 : (MthEd-Math) History and Philosophy of Mathematics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    PREREQUISITE: MATH 113
    DESCRIPTION: Historical development of important mathematical ideas and philosophies; implications for the mathematical curriculum.

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    MTHED 305 : Basic Concepts of Mathematics. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    MTHED 305 : Basic Concepts of Mathematics. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
    PREREQUISITE: Math 110 or equivalent; permission from Teacher Education Department.
    DESCRIPTION: Concept-oriented exploration of number, measurement, and informal geometry in relation to children's learning.
    NOTE: Required of prospective elementary school teachers.

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    MTHED 306 : Concepts of Mathematics. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    MTHED 306 : Concepts of Mathematics. (3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: MTHED 305; Permission from Teacher Education Department.
    DESCRIPTION: Concept-oriented exploration of rational numbers and proportional reasoning, probability, and early algebraic reasoning in relation to children's learning.
    NOTE: Required of prospective elementary school teachers.

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    MTHED 308 : Mathematics Teaching with Technology. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    MTHED 308 : Mathematics Teaching with Technology. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
    PREREQUISITE: MATH 313 & MATH 362
    DESCRIPTION: Using technology to teach and understand mathematics. Math-specific software and calculators used to investigate Euclidean geometry, non-Euclidean geometry, algorithms, probabilities, etc., research regarding effectiveness.

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    MTHED 362 : (MthEd-Math) Survey of Geometry. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    MTHED 362 : (MthEd-Math) Survey of Geometry. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    PREREQUISITE: MATH 290
    DESCRIPTION: Logical and historical development of Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry, transformations and symmetry; relationships among axiomatic systems; use of software and other geometric models; proofs and Van Hiele levels.

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    MTHED 377 : Mathematics Teaching in the Public Schools. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    MTHED 377 : Mathematics Teaching in the Public Schools. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    PREREQUISITE: MTHED 277; Departmental consent.
    DESCRIPTION: Mathematics teaching practice in grades 7-12, including lesson/task design, curriculum evaluation, and classroom management in context of practice teaching.

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    MTHED 378 : Practicum in Mathematics Education. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    MTHED 378 : Practicum in Mathematics Education. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in MthEd 377.
    DESCRIPTION: Implementing meaningful and engaging instruction for secondary students; developing critical thinking, problem solving, literacy, and democratic character; assessing learner performance.

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    400-Level Courses

    MTHED 476 : Secondary Student Teaching in Mathematics. (12:Arr:Arr)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    MTHED 476 : Secondary Student Teaching in Mathematics. (12:Arr:Arr)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    PREREQUISITE: Completion of all course work or departmental approval.
    DESCRIPTION: Capstone, field-based, semester-long experience in teaching mathematics to secondary students; demonstrating proficiency in all program standards. Seminar required.

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    MTHED 495R : Readings in Mathematics Education. (.5-2:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    MTHED 495R : Readings in Mathematics Education. (.5-2:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: Instructor's consent.
    DESCRIPTION: Directed readings beyond scope of usual undergraduate courses.

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    MTHED 496 : Academic Internship: Secondary Mathematics Education. (12:Arr:Arr)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    MTHED 496 : Academic Internship: Secondary Mathematics Education. (12:Arr:Arr)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
    PREREQUISITE: Completion of all course work or departmental approval.
    DESCRIPTION: Capstone, field-based, semester-long experience in teaching mathematics to secondary students; demonstrating proficiency in all program standards. Seminar required.

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    MTHED 497R : Research in Mathematics Education. (1-3:0:Arr)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    MTHED 497R : Research in Mathematics Education. (1-3:0:Arr)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Contact Department.
    RECOMMENDED: MthEd 117, 218, Sc Ed 276R.
    DESCRIPTION: Undergraduate research experience. Faculty-supervised research. Written and oral presentation of findings required.

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    500-Level Graduate Courses (available to advanced undergraduates)

    MTHED 500 : (MthEd-Chem-C S-Geol-Math-Phscs-Stat) Business Practices for Science and Mathematics Majors. (1.5:1.5:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    MTHED 500 : (MthEd-Chem-C S-Geol-Math-Phscs-Stat) Business Practices for Science and Mathematics Majors. (1.5:1.5:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
    DESCRIPTION: (Math-Chem-C S-Geol-MthEd-Phscs-Stat) Introduction for science, math, and statistics majors to careers in industry. Project planning, oral and written business presentations, business accounting, and technology readiness.

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    MTHED 550 : Problem Solving. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    MTHED 550 : Problem Solving. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    PREREQUISITE: Strong background in undergraduate mathematics; instructor's consent.
    DESCRIPTION: Solving and building explanations and presenting solutions to conceptually important problems. Analyzing research on problem solving and its role in teaching and learning mathematics.

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    MTHED 562 : Euclidean Geometry: Content, Learning, and Teaching. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    MTHED 562 : Euclidean Geometry: Content, Learning, and Teaching. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    PREREQUISITE: MthEd 362 or equivalent.
    DESCRIPTION: Euclidean geometry, including classical problems, polyhedra, transformations, congruence, similarity, integer geometry, minimization; technology in geometry, Van Hiele levels, role of proof, and high school curriculum.

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    MTHED 590 : Foundational Issues in Learning Mathematics. (3:2:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    MTHED 590 : Foundational Issues in Learning Mathematics. (3:2:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
    PREREQUISITE: Teaching certificate or completion of student teaching.
    DESCRIPTION: Introduction to research in mathematics learning; mathematical thinking; cognitive, social, and philosophical approaches to describing mathematics learning.

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    MTHED 591 : Scholarly Inquiry in Mathematics Education. (3:2:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    MTHED 591 : Scholarly Inquiry in Mathematics Education. (3:2:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
    PREREQUISITE: MTHED 590
    DESCRIPTION: Introduction to scholarly inquiry in mathematics education; issues in research methodology.

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    MTHED 598R : Topics in Mathematics Education. (.5-3:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    MTHED 598R : Topics in Mathematics Education. (.5-3:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    PREREQUISITE: Instructor's consent.
    DESCRIPTION: Includes specific research areas and curriculum studies of school mathematics topics (i.e. geometry, algebra, and calculus).

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