MATH 486 - Concepts Basic to Secondary Mathematics
Winter 2014, Section 001
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Subject: Mathematics (MATH)
Department: LSA Mathematics
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Requirements & Distribution:
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Enforced Prerequisites:
One of MATH 215, 255, or 285 (completed with a minimum grade of C- or better), and MATH 217 (completed with a minimum grade of C- or better).
Other Course Info:
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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Background and Goals: This course is designed for students who intend to teach junior high or high school mathematics. It is advised that the course be taken relatively early in the program to help the student decide whether or not this is an appropriate goal. Concepts and proofs are emphasized over calculation. The course is conducted in a discussion format. Class participation is expected and constitutes a significant part of the course grade. Content: Topics covered have included problem solving; sets, relations and functions; the real number system and its subsystems; number theory; probability and statistics; difference sequences and equations; interest and annuities; algebra; and logic. This material is covered in the course pack and scattered points in the text book. Alternatives: There is no real alternative, but the requirement of Math 486 may be waived for strong students who intend to do graduate work in mathematics. Subsequent Courses: Prior completion of Math 486 may be of use for some students planning to take Math 312, 412, or 425.


MATH 486 - Concepts Basic to Secondary Mathematics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
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MW 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Note: Please add your name to the wait list. Preference will be given to juniors and seniors in the secondary teaching certificate program. Wait list will be cleared by December 15th.

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