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2012 - 2013

Minor in Mathematics Education
(33 hours*)



This minor is designed to prepare students to teach in public schools. A teaching minor may only be received by students graduating with a teaching major. In order to graduate with this minor, students are required to complete Utah State Office of Education licensing requirements. To view these requirements go to http://education.byu.edu/ess/licensing.html or contact Education Student Services, 120 MCKB, (801) 422-3426.

Program Requirements

  1. Grades below C- in professional education courses or content courses will not be accepted in the teaching major or teaching minor. Teacher candidates must have a cumulative 2.85 GPA in teaching major and teaching minor courses to qualify for student teaching.
  2. Complete the following:
      MATH 112 : Calculus 1. (4:5:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: Math 110 and 111 or equivalent.
      DESCRIPTION: Differential and integral calculus: limits; continuity; the derivative and applications; extrema; the definite integral; fundamental theorem of calculus; L'Hopital's rule.

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      : Honors Calculus 1.
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      MATH 113 : Calculus 2. (4:5:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: Math 112 or equivalent.
      DESCRIPTION: Techniques and applications of integration; sequences, series, convergence tests, power series; parametric equations; polar coordinates.

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      MATH 290 : Fundamentals of Mathematics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      MATH 290 : Fundamentals of Mathematics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: Math 112 or concurrent enrollment with instructor's consent.
      DESCRIPTION: Achieving maturity in mathematical communication. Introduction to mathematical proof; methods of proof; analysis of proof; induction; logical reasoning.

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      MATH 313 : Elementary Linear Algebra. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      MATH 313 : Elementary Linear Algebra. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: Math 112.
      RECOMMENDED: Math 290.
      DESCRIPTION: Linear systems, matrices, vectors and vector spaces, linear transformations, determinants, inner product spaces, eigenvalues, and eigenvectors.

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      MATH 362 : (Math-MthEd) Survey of Geometry. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      MATH 362 : (Math-MthEd) Survey of Geometry. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Summer
      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 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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      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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      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 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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      STAT 301 : Statistics and Probability for Secondary Educators. (3:3:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      STAT 301 : Statistics and Probability for Secondary Educators. (3:3:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: MATH 113
      DESCRIPTION: Statistics and probability, emphasizing secondary-specific curriculum. Principles of counting, probability distributions, density functions, graphical methods, descriptive and inferential statistics, computer package.

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*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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