MATH 5379. MEASUREMENT CONCEPTS IN K-8 MATHEMATICS. 3 Hours.
The development of measurement concepts as applied to the teaching and learning of K-8 mathematics. Topics include the development and properties of standard and nonstandard units, notions of size, decomposing space, relationships between boundaries and interiors, the algebra of units, measuring time, and notions of heaviness. 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.