MTH 215 - Mathematics for Secondary School and Middle School Teachers (2)

This course is intended for all prospective middle school and high school mathematics teachers in order to develop a deeper understanding of the mathematics they will teach.  Students will explore the underpinnings of pre-college mathematics by drawing on their prior knowledge and build upon it by examining the rationale behind the concepts in these courses.  Specific topics include measurement, number and operation, polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and trigonometry.  Students will develop necessary skills for effective mathematics teaching, including: analyzing definitions and theorems, constructing mathematical explanations and arguments, using multiple representations of a mathematical concept, examining typical mathematical errors and misconceptions, drawing effective diagrams and figures, interpreting mathematical terminology and notation, creating examples and counter examples.

Offered fall term.

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