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Mathematics Education (MATHED) Courses

MATHED courses are designed to provide extra experience in mathematics and the teaching of mathematics for practicing teachers. They may be used to meet course requirements for master’s degrees in education. They are not available for undergraduate credit.

MATHED 510 MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM (3-0-3)(F/S/SU). Study of the design, development and analysis of mathematics curriculum materials. Includes careful examination of national standards, curriculum reports, and instructional materials from mathematical, pedagogical, and developmental perspectives.

MATHED 511 SURVEY OF RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION (3-0-3)(F/S/SU). Introduction to the scholarly discipline of mathematics education through review of the literature. Includes exploration of major themes, concepts, and strategies for conducting mathematics education research.

MATHED 512 MATHEMATICS EDUCATION RESEARCH DESIGN (3-0-3)(F/S/SU). Advanced perspectives on strategies for conducting research in mathematics education, including principles of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research design.

MATHED 523 TEACHING AND LEARNING ALGEBRA AND FUNCTIONS (3-0-3)(F/S/SU). Contemporary approaches to teaching algebra based on mathematics education research. Topics include selected concepts in algebra, teaching methods and materials, and research on the conceptual development of algebraic ideas.

MATHED 524 TEACHING AND LEARNING GEOMETRY (3-0-3)(F/S/SU). Guided exploration of basic concepts in Euclidean, transformational, and other non-Euclidean geometries (e.g., taxi-cab geometry, spherical geometry). Includes current research related to the teaching and learning of geometry.

MATHED 525 TEACHING AND LEARNING CALCULUS (3-0-3)(F/S/SU). Investigations of contemporary approaches to teaching and learning calculus based on mathematics education literature. Topics include selected concepts of differential and integral calculus, teaching methods and materials, research on student thinking, and the historical development of calculus.

MATHED 526 TEACHING AND LEARNING STATISTICS (3-0-3)(F/S/SU). Investigations of contemporary approaches to teaching statistics based on educational literature. Topics include selected concepts in data collection, descriptive and inferential statistics, probability, strategies for teaching statistics, and research on student thinking.

MATHED 557 TEACHING AND LEARNING NUMBER CONCEPTS WITH PROBLEM SOLVING (3-0-3)(F/S/SU). Investigations of contemporary approaches to teaching number concepts based on mathematics education literature. Course topics include the real number system, number bases, operations and algorithms, divisibility, and proportional reasoning, as well as related literature on teaching and learning through problem solving.

MATHED 598 SEMINAR IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION (2-0-2)(SU). The content will vary within a format of student presentation and discussion of relatively advanced mathematics education topics selected from texts or journals. This will not be a seminar in mathematics.

Refer to the University-wide Graduate Courses section in this catalog for additional course offerings.

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