Mathematics Education (MAED)
MAED 5351. WHOLE NUMBERS, RATIONAL NUMBERS, & OPERATIONS. 3 Hours.
In this course students engage in activities and problem solving on concepts related to whole numbers, rational numbers and operations. Students in the course will learn to utilize research-based, problem-based teaching methods to promote K-12 student understanding. Students will experience how K-12 students learn these concepts as they themselves engage in computation and problem solving activities transferrable to classroom practice. In this course, students will engage in experiences to learn and teach their K-12 students on using numbers, number systems and their structure, operations and algorithms, quantitative reasoning, and technology.
MAED 5352. PATTERNS & ALGEBRA. 3 Hours.
This course engages students in problem-based teaching and curriculum development to help children learn problem solving and critical thinking with an emphasis on patterns, relations, functions, algebraic reasoning, analysis, and technology. The course incorporates research shown effective in helping children develop necessary skills for algebraic reasoning as a foundation for higher level mathematics learning.
MAED 5353. PROBABILITY & STATISTICS. 3 Hours.
In this course students will engage in learning experiences and readily usable curricula for teaching K-12 students concepts of probability and statistics, their applications, and technology. Students will examine K-12 student learning and research-based practices that best help them understand these mathematical concepts and that will promote their development of probabilistic reasoning abilities.
MAED 5354. PROBLEM SOLVING. 3 Hours.
In this course, students experience and practice innovative curricula for teaching and learning problem solving. Students engage in hands-on activities and apply various problem solving techniques, using mathematical processes to reason mathematically, to solve mathematical problems, to make mathematical connections within and outside of mathematics, and to communicate mathematically. Students learn to identify relevant and irrelevant variables in problems and work through problems to arrive at meaningful solutions. Students examine research on ways to help K-12 students become effective problem solvers as transferrable to other mathematics topics and subjects across the curriculum.
MAED 5355. CONCEPTUAL GEOMETRY. 3 Hours.
In this course students will experience and incorporate active learning curricula that utilize a variety of manipulative materials, diagrams, models, and pictures to study geometry and spatial reasoning. The students will learn effective, research-based practices for teaching geometry and examine ways to best help K-12 students build geometric and spatial understandings as a foundation for later, more complex abstract visualizations.
MAED 5356. MEASUREMENT. 3 Hours.
This course focuses on inquiry-based, problem-based curricula that help K-12 students learn concepts of measurement including units of measure, standardization, and error. Students will learn to use teaching techniques that will promote K-12 students' understanding as well as the application of measurement concepts to other subjects and to everyday life experiences.