2013-2014 University Catalog

College: | Arts and Sciences |

MAE 4310 Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Theory and methods for teaching mathematics in the elementary school; contemporary approaches to teaching concepts, number systems, numeration systems, computational algorithms, problem solving, informal geometry, measurement and other topics.

MAE 4320 Teaching Mathematics in the Middle and Secondary Schools

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Theory and methods of teaching mathematics in the middle and secondary schools; contemporary approaches to teaching concepts, number systems, numeration systems, computational algorithms, problem solving, informal geometry, measurement and other topics. Includes observation/ participation in appropriate school settings.

MAE 4657 Mathematics for the 21st Century

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Prerequisite: MAC 2311

Utilizes appropriate technologies for teaching mathematics at the middle and secondary school levels. Offered concurrently with MAE 5658; graduate students will be assigned additional work.

MAE 5338 Teaching Geometry Concepts in Secondary Education

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Prerequisite: MAC 1105 or MGF 1106

For graduate students in mathematics education. Topics include Euclidean and analytic geometry, inductive and deductive reasoning, two- and three-dimensional figures. Admission to Teacher Education.

MAE 5658 Mathematics for the 21st Century

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Prerequisite: MAC 2311

Utilizes appropriate technologies for teaching mathematics at the middle and secondary school levels. Offered concurrently with MAE 4657; graduate students will be assigned additional work.

MAE 6115C Teaching Mathematics in Elementary Education

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Analysis and evaluation of new programs and practices in teaching elementary school mathematics, including study of effects of these programs on teaching methods and materials; lab experiences including design, field testing and evaluation of activity-oriented lessons in mathematics and development of competence in the use of teaching aids in mathematics instruction; contemporary approaches to teaching elementary mathematics concepts and problem solving; development of competence in the use of alternative assessment techniques.

MAE 6128 Proportional Reasoning

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Proportional reasoning applies to many contexts and areas of mathematics and is central to teaching and learning in the middle grades. Explores aspects of proportional reasoning including ratio, proportion, similarity, slope, unit analysis, and measurement conversions. Activities include determining when proportional reasoning does and does not apply, using formal and informal approaches to solve problems involving proportional reasoning, and recognizing students' understanding of and common misconceptions of proportionality.

MAE 6346 Fractions, Decimals and Percents

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Teachers work with fundamental concepts in fractions, decimals, and percents and their interrelationships. Another focus is student's misconceptions and difficulties.

MAE 6361 Teaching Mathematics in Middle Level and Secondary Education

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Co-requisite: EDM 6944 or ESE 6944

Assists middle and secondary level teachers to develop theoretical understanding and skills necessary to teach in a manner consistent with current reform efforts in mathematics education. Focuses on components of understanding mathematics teaching and learning: 1) how students learn mathematics; 2) the role of the teacher in delivering effective mathematics lessons.

MAE 6386 Teaching Calculus Concepts in Secondary Education I

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Designed for math teachers. The overall objective is to increase knowledge and competence for math teachers in both content and pedagogy related to the teaching and learning of Calculus. The primary topics to be covered are: functions, operations on functions, limits, continuity, Intermediate Value Theorem, average and instantaneous rate of change, derivative, tangent or slope of curve, increasing/decreasing function, concavity, derivative rules, maximum/minimum of function, inflection point, family of curves, Extreme Value Theorem, Mean Value Theorem, integrals, definite integral, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, antiderivatives. Admission to Teacher Education.

MAE 6647 Exploring Data Analysis

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Teachers engage in a process of data analysis that includes posing questions, collecting and describing data, developing statistics or graphical displays, and forming conclusions. They develop a variety of statistical thinking skills and an appreciation for data analysis as a tool for answering important real-world questions.

MAE 8980 Ed. D. Dissertation in Mathematics Education

1-18 sh (may be repeated for up to 36.0 sh of credit)

Major independent research designed especially for candidates in the Ed. D. curriculum and instruction program with specialization in mathematics/statistics; mathematics education. This dissertation will reflect intensive research produced by the student and collaboratively developed with the student's graduate committee. Graded on satisfactory/ unsatisfactory basis only. Admission to candidacy and permission of Dissertation advisor is required.