EDMG 4222. Teaching Mathematics in the Middle Grades 2 (2-4-4) Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education and EDMG 4121. An exploration of mathematical concepts taught in the upper middle grades; emphasis on concepts of proportional reasoning, integers, and functions. Assessment and unit planning. (Course fee required.)
MAED 3137. Investigative Geometry and Measurement (3-0-3) Prerequisite: MATH 1125 or MATH 1131 with a grade of "C" or better and admission to teacher education. An exploration of geometry and measurement topics suitable for middle school math teachers through the use of a variety of tools. Topics include similarity of geometric figures, areas of plane figures, volumes of solids, properties of parallel and perpendicular lines, congruence of geometric figures, Pythagorean Theorem, cross sections of cylinders, cones or other solids, basic analytic geometry, deductive reasoning, and elementary proofs. This course will not count toward the mathematics minor.
MAED 3138. Exploring Statistics (3-0-3) Prerequisite: MATH 1125 or MATH 1131 with a grade of "C" or better and admission to teacher education. An exploration of various concepts in probability and statistics audience suitable for middle school math teachers. Topics include counting techniques, designing investigations, random sampling, methods for displaying data, interpreting results by observing shape, center, and spread, correlation, experimental and theoretical probabilities, probability distributions, conditional probability, confidence intervals, and expected values. This course will not count toward the mathematics minor.
MAED 5131. Algebra & Proportionality (3-0-3) A deep examination of algebra topics that are relevant for elementary school teaching. Number theory, functions, and mathematical modeling using technology. Problem solving involving ratio and proportion. Students may only attempt the course three times. Undergraduate Prerequisite: MATH 2008 with a grade of "C" or better and Admission to Teacher Education. Graduate Prerequisite: MAED 6130 with a grade of "C" or better.