MATH 498 - Topics in Modern Mathematics
Fall 2013, Section 001
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Subject: Mathematics (MATH)
Department: LSA Mathematics
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Requirements & Distribution:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Senior Mathematics concentrators and Master Degree students in Mathematical disciplines.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This unusual course will be of interest to mathematics majors as well as pre-service mathematics teachers. It will include an in-depth study of the fundamental structures of the school curriculum, treated in a mathematically coherent way, emphasizing connections between topics and ideas often not seen to be linked. The treatment is novel, and not contained existing curricular materials, but it will be accessible to mathematically competent undergraduates, with say one term of calculus. In addition, the course will draw explicit attention to “mathematical practices,” the things one does when doing mathematics. This is partly motivated by the appearances of mathematical practices in the new Common Core Standards, but it is also instructive for anyone aiming for a mathematically intensive profession.

This is an IBL course, so the instruction will be highly interactive, and involve lots of interesting problem solving activity.


MATH 498 - Topics in Modern Mathematics
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM

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