MATH 5370. PROBLEM SOLVING IN K-8 MATHEMATICS. 3 Hours.
A study of the nature and aspects of problem solving in mathematics, with application to the teaching and learning of K-8 mathematics. Topics include deconstructing and modifying tasks, assessment of problem solving, and the roles of representation, conjecture & proof, and technology in problem solving. Assignments require interaction in K-8 field settings. Prerequisite: graduate standing.
Develo p the students’ ability to do independent research and prepare them for more advanced studies in mathematics. Provide advanced training and preparation for professional careers as mathematicians, mathematics teachers, and those employed in engineering, scientific and business fields.