Secondary Mathematics

Secondary Mathematics Course Offerings

Secondary Mathematics course offerings will be found under the 4 letter code of MAED in the course listings.

547 – Special Topics in Mathematics for Teachers (1-6)

This course is designed to address topics in mathematics or mathematics education that are of particular interest to students and faculty. Each topic aims at giving teachers a better understanding of mathematics content and/or pedagogy to enhance their instructional practices.

550 – History of Mathematics (3)

An overview of the history of mathematics from the time of ancient Egyptians and Babylonians to modern day. Special emphasis is placed on the history of the development of mathematical topics pertinent to the middle school and high school curriculum.

560 – Geometry for Teachers (3)

The development of Euclidean and various non-Euclidean geometries from axiomatic systems. Topics may also include construction problems and geometrical transformations with the use of “Geometer’s Sketchpad” software. Emphasis is placed on developing an in-depth understanding of those topics in the middle and high school geometry curriculum.

570 – Algebra and Number Theory for Teachers (3)

A study of the ways in which the ideas of number theory and algebraic structures underlie the topics in the middle and high school mathematics curriculum. Topics include a theoretical study of number systems and selected concepts from groups, rings, fields, and vector spaces. Graphing calculators, computer algebra systems, and spreadsheets are used to explore algebraic and number theory concepts.