MTHE - Mathematics Education

Paul H. Gathercoal, Dept. Chair (509 B Educ. Bldg. 83844-3082; 208/885-6587) 

MTHE 235 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I

MthE 235 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I (3 cr)

Mathematical development of arithmetic and problem solving as those subjects are currently taught in elementary schools. Three lec and one 1-hr lab a wk.

Prereq: Math 137 or Math 143 or sufficient score on SAT, ACT, or COMPASS Math Test.

MTHE 236 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II

MthE 236 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II (3 cr)

Mathematical development of informal geometry, problem solving, and probability and statistics as those subjects are currently taught in elementary schools. Three lec and one 1-hr lab a wk.

Prereq: MthE 235

MTHE 301 Early Childhood Mathematics

MthE 301 Early Childhood Mathematics (4 cr)

Focus on the mathematics for early childhood: numbers and operations, algebraic thinking, geometry, measurement, probability and statistics. Emphasis will be placed on reasoning, representation, connections and communication. This course is restricted to students from either the School of Family and Consumer Sciences or the College of Education. This course will not count as a 300 â€" level mathematics course in any major or minor in the College of Science. Recommended preparation: Stat 150.

Prereq: One general education math course

MTHE 303 Early Childhood Math I

MthE 303 Early Childhood Math I (2 cr)

Focus on the mathematics of early childhood: numbers and operations. Emphasis is placed on reasoning, representation, connections and communication. This course is restricted to students from either the School of Family and Consumer Sciences or the College of Education. This course will not count as a 300-level mathematics course in any major or minor in the College of Science. Recommended preparation: general education math course.

MTHE 304 Early Childhood Math II

MthE 304 Early Childhood Math II (2 cr)

Focus on the mathematics of early childhood: algebraic reasoning, geometry, measurement, probability and statistics. Emphasis is placed on reasoning, representation, connections and communication. This course is restricted to students from either the School of Family and Consumer Sciences or the College of Education. This course will not count as a 300-level mathematics course in any major or minor in the College of Science. Recommended preparation: general education math cores.

MTHE 513 Problem Solving Through History

MthE 513 Problem Solving Through History (3 cr)

Historical study of approaches to solving problems in geometry, number theory, and set theory. This course is specifically designed for the MAT program, and will not satisfy the requirements of other mathematics degree programs.

MTHE 514 Foundations of Calculus

MthE 514 Foundations of Calculus (3 cr)

Real numbers, sequences, topology of the real numbers, continuous functions, differentiation, and integration; emphasis on developing the conceptual understanding needed to teach calculus in secondary school. This course is specifically designed for the MAT program, and will not satisfy the requirements of other mathematics degree programs.

MTHE 515 Problems in Geometry

MthE 515 Problems in Geometry (3 cr)

Exploration of topics in geometry with emphasis on developing geometric reasoning and problem solving. This course is specifically designed for the MAT program, and will not satisfy the requirements of other mathematics degree programs.

MTHE 516 Groups and Symmetry

MthE 516 Groups and Symmetry (3 cr)

Exploration of groups, symmetry, and permutations. This course is specifically designed for the MAT program, and will not satisfy the requirements of other mathematics degree programs.

MTHE 519 Special Topics

MthE 519 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

Special topics of interest to mathematics teachers. This course is specifically designed for the MAT program, and will not satisfy the requirements of other mathematics degree programs.

Prereq: Permission

MTHE 527 Transformational Geometry

MthE 527 Transformational Geometry (3 cr)

Same as Math 427. Geometry concepts of congruence, parallelism, and similarity using rigid motions; the group structure of the collection of isometries and their matrix representations. For graduate credit, additional transformational approaches for calculus integration strategies are required. The course is of particular interest to secondary mathematics teaching majors.

Prereq: Math 330 or equivalent

MTHE 590 Seminar in Math Education

MthE 590 Seminar in Math Education (1-3 cr, max arr)

Topics in Mathematics Education. May be repeated for credit. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students.