Mathematics Education (MTE)

MTE 180 Theory of Elementary Mathematics. (3) F, S, SS
Number systems, intuitive geometry, elementary algebra, and measurement. Intended for prospective elementary school teachers. Prerequisite: MAT 117 or equivalent.

MTE 181 Theory of Elementary Mathematics. (3) A
Continuation of MTE 180. Prerequisite: MTE 180 or instructor approval.

MTE 380 Arithmetic in the Elementary School. (3) A
Historical numeration systems, overview of elementary number theory, including primes, factorization, divisibility, bases, modular systems, linear congruence, and continued fractions. Prerequisite: MTE 181 or instructor approval.

MTE 381 Geometry in the Elementary School. (3) N
Informal geometry, including concepts of length, area, volume, similarity, and congruence. Classification of figures, straightedge and compass constructions, and motion geometry. Prerequisite: MTE 380 or instructor approval.

MTE 480 Mathematics in the Upper-Elementary Grades I. (3) N
An introduction to probability and statistics, including open-ended data gathering and processing, counting techniques, sampling strategies, estimation, and decision making. Prerequisite: MTE 381 or instructor approval.

MTE 481 Mathematics in the Upper-Elementary Grades II. (3) N
Elementary functions and their applications. A thorough investigation of some of the algorithms of basic arithmetic. Prerequisite: MTE 480 or instructor approval.

MTE 482 Methods of Teaching Mathematics in Secondary School. (3) F, SS
Examination of secondary school curricular material and analysis of instructional devices. Teaching strategies, evaluative techniques, diagnosis, and remediation and problem solving. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

MTE 483 Mathematics in the Secondary School. (3) S, SS
Topics in geometry, number theory, algebra, and analysis. Emphasis on unifying principles. Prerequisite: MAT 310 or instructor approval.

MTE 582 Modern Mathematics for Teachers. (3) N
Theory of sets, real number system, transfinite numbers, and other selected topics. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

MTE 583 Abstract Algebra for Teachers. (3) N
Postulational approach to algebra and elementary mathematical systems, including groups and fields. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

MTE 585 Modern Geometry for Teachers. (3) A
Euclidean, projective, and non-Euclidean geometries. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

MTE 587 Analysis for Teachers. (3) N
Subject matter in mathematics appropriate for accelerated programs in secondary schools, including analytic geometry and calculus. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

MTE 588 Analysis for Teachers. (3) N
Continuation of MTE 587. Prerequisite: MTE 587 or instructor approval.

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