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Interim 2009

Mathematics

MATH 160 Elementary Functions and Calculus.  This course is a continuation of Mathematics 159. Topics include applications of derivatives, integrals, the fundamental theorem of calculus, and applications of integrals. Grades are based on problem sets, tests, and a final exam. Prerequisite: Mathematics 159. T. Jager. 8:30 a.m. to noon and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

MATH W81 Applied Mathematical Modeling. In this course the student will work to understand the use of mathematical models in the description of the real world.  The student will consider basic principles in the philosophy of formal model building as well as specific models.  Evaluation is based on projects, quizzes and exams. This course may fulfill an elective in the Mathematics Major.  Prerequisites: 162 and a 200-level mathematics course. T. Kapitula, T. Scofield.  8:30 to noon.

MATH W82 Curricular Materials for K-8 Mathematics. This course examines and evaluates K-8 mathematics curricula in the context of the NCTM Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. Although the emphasis this year will be on grades 6-8, curricula at all grade levels will be examined.   Some of the curricula to be discussed are Everyday Mathematics, Investigations, Math TrailBlazers, Connected Mathematics, MathScape, MathThematics and Mathematics in Context.   Students are expected to complete assigned readings, to participate in and lead sample activities and lessons, and to contribute to small-group and whole-class discussions of the materials under consideration.  Evaluation is based on in-class participation, presentation of grade-level lessons, several written quizzes, and written projects.  Optional K-8 classroom observations can be arranged for the morning hours. Students should arrange their schedules so that they can spend some additional hours in the Curriculum Center.  This course may replace Mathematics 110 in the elementary education mathematics minor for students who have completed four years of high school mathematics and who have received permission from their mathematics advisor. Prerequisite: Mathematics 222.  J. Koop.  2:00 to 5:00.