College of Natural and Health Sciences

School of Mathematical Sciences

- Contact (970) 351.2820
- www.unco.edu/NHS/mathsci

## MED 508 Workshop

A variety of workshops on special topics within the discipline. Goals and objectives will emphasize the acquisition of general knowledge and skills in the discipline. Repeatable, under different subtitles.

## MED 509 Advanced Placement Program AB and BC Calculus

Topics in calculus and pedagogical information related to establishing and maintaining a calculus advanced placement program. S/U graded. Repeatable, no limitations.

## MED 510 Advanced Placement Statistics

Topics in the content and pedagogy related to teaching and maintaining an Advanced Placement Statistics program. S/U graded. Repeatable, no limitations.

## MED 513 Professional Renewal

Update skills and knowledge of professionals in the discipline. Goals and objectives will be specifically directed at individual professional enhancement rather than the acquisition of general discipline knowledge or methodologies. S/U or letter graded. Repeatable, under different subtitles.

## MED 522 Topics in Mathematics Teaching at the Middle Level

A mathematics education course for current middle school teachers. Content includesmathematics education topics appropriate for teachers of middle level mathematics. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits.

## MED 528 Teaching of Discrete Mathematics

Graduates only. Methods of teaching discrete mathematics including using technology, projects, cooperative groups and the development of curriculum materials. Topics will include the teaching of existence problems, counting problems and optimization problems.

## MED 534 Teaching Algebra and Trigonometry

Graduates only. Current search on instruction in algebra/trigonometry; current curricular issues. Approach teaching of Algebra and Trigonometry from a conceptual and problem solving point of view.

## MED 543 Teaching Geometry

Graduates only. Students will develop teaching modules and models based on current theories of cognition and recommendations of professional societies.

## MED 550 Teaching Applied Probability and Statistics

Graduates only. Methods of teaching topics of probability and statistics including hands-on experience in collecting and analyzing data. Topics include descriptive techniques, random variables, curve fitting and use of technology.

## MED 555 Teaching Secondary Math for Understanding

Graduates only. This course explores the knowledge and skills to elicit, understand, build on, and respond to student thinking. It provides expertise to support student learning and teach secondary mathematics for understanding.

## MED 560 Culture in the Math Classroom

Graduates only. This course examines ways to integrate knowledge of the role of culture in mathematics teaching and learning into mathematics instruction with the goal of developing students' internal motivation.

## MED 565 Quantitative Reasoning in Secondary Mathematics

Graduates only. We will analyze the mathematical and conceptual structure of quantities and relationships between quantities in secondary mathematics courses and explore pedagogy for teaching quantitative reasoning.

## MED 587 Technology, Manipulatives and NCTM Standards

Classroom use of mathematics software, calculators, pattern blocks, attribute blocks, geoboards, geometric solids, MIRA's and others presented to teach problem solving, skills and concepts. S/U graded.

## MED 588 Implementation of Mathematics Standards in Instruction

A mathematics education internship course for current middle school teachers. Content includes mathematics and mathematics education topics appropriate for teachers of middle level mathematics, but is focused on participants' implementation and integration of program and course content in their own instruction. Repeatable for a maximum of 3 credits.

## MED 595 Teaching Advanced Topics in Secondary School Mathematics

Graduates only. Methods of teaching advanced mathematics topics in high school mathematics with emphasis on pedagogy, working cooperatively and developing curriculum materials for teaching such topics as vectors, fractals and transformations.

## MED 599 Action Research Project Seminar

Graduates only. Students research a current problem in secondary mathematics education relevant to their teaching situation, developing goals, reviewing relevant literature and planning the project as they progress through the program. Repeatable without limit.

## MED 600 Introduction to Research in Mathematics Education

For graduate students only. Examination and critique of current research in mathematics education. A focus on research design, analysis and reporting of both qualitative and quantitative research.

## MED 610 Survey of Research in Mathematics Education

Graduates only. The goals of this course are to synthesize and re-conceptualize past research, suggest areas of research most useful to advancing the field and provide implications for classroom practice.

## MED 622 Directed Studies

Individualized investigation under the direct supervision of a faculty member. (Minimum of 37.5 clock hours required per credit hour.) Repeatable, maximum concurrent enrollment is two times.

## MED 645 Interventions in Mathematics

Students will develop knowledge and skills needed to be effective in providing interventions in mathematics for students with learning disabilities and in helping other teachers and paraprofessionals do the same.

## MED 654 Seminar in College Mathematics Teaching

Improvement of undergraduate mathematics teaching via active student-based learning and implementation of a learning cycle of informed practice and information gathering, reflection and analysis, and planning and modified practice. S/U graded. Repeatable, no limitations.

## MED 673 Teaching and Learning Mathematics on the Elementary Level

Prerequisite: B.A. in mathematics or equivalent. To prepare elementary/middle school mathematics specialists. Includes mathematics review of number theory, geometry and other content, NCTM curriculum, professional and assessment standards, use of technology and manipulatives and research.

## MED 674 Teaching and Learning Mathematics on the Secondary Level

Prerequisite: MED 610. Graduates only. Address and evaluate specific problems in mathematics education. Allow students to examine curricular concerns, evaluation, teaching special populations and cognitive issues relating specifically to the secondary level.

## MED 675 Teaching and Learning Mathematics on the Post-Secondary Level

Prerequisite: MED 610 or consent of instructor. Graduates only. Address community college and undergraduate level mathematics education issues. Focus on current curriculum reform and research into learning and teaching on the post-secondary level.

## MED 678 Special Topics

No more than six hours may be applied to any one graduate degree. Prerequisites and topics announced in Schedule of Classes. Repeatable, may be taken three times, under different subtitles.

## MED 680 Teaching Math for Understanding I

Prerequisite: Approval of instructor. Must be an in-service math teacher or math teacher leader. Classroom and teacher leadership issues related to 1) variation in beliefs and practices underlying teaching math for understanding and 2) motivation, status, and affect in the mathematics classroom

## MED 681 Teaching Math for Understanding II

Prerequisite: Approval of instructor. Must be an in-service math teacher or math teacher leader. Classroom and teacher leadership issues related to 1) using assessment to support teaching math for understanding and 2) providing all students with the opportunity to learn mathematics with understanding

## MED 682 Implementing Mathematics Curriculum

Graduates only. Consent of instructor. A course for developing the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective mathematics teacher leader with an emphasis on implementing a high-quality mathematics curriculum.

## MED 683 Seminar in Equity and Diversity Issues in Mathematics Education

Consent of instructor. Addresses cultural issues related to generating equity in K-12 mathematics. Each seminar focuses on a particular cultural issue, such as gender, ethnicity, race, and class. S/U graded. Repeatable under different subtitles.

## MED 684 Mathematics Coaching

Approval of instructor. Must be an in-service teacher or math teacher leader. Develop the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective mathematics coach.

## MED 685 Math Teacher Leadership I

Prerequisites: Graduates only. Must be an in-service math teacher or math teacher leader. Knowledge and skills for mathematics teacher leadership including: leading change initiatives, managing conflict, designing math professional development, supporting cultural responsible teaching, and deepening pedagogical content knowledge for teaching mathematics.

## MED 686 Math Teacher Leadership II

Prerequisites: MED 685. Graduates only. Must be an in-service math teacher or teacher leader. This course focuses on the knowledge and skills to be an effective mathematics teacher leader by building and expanding on the content of MED 685.

## MED 687 Math Teacher Leadership III

Graduates only. Consent of instructor. Knowledge and skills for mathematics teacher leadership including: exploring general leadership, working with teachers, analyzing the interactions among culture, mathematics, teaching and learning, and deepening mathematics knowledge for teaching.

## MED 688 Math Teacher Leadership IV

Prerequisite: MED 687 and instructor consent. Graduates only. This course focuses on the knowledge and skills to be an effective mathematics teacher leader by building on the content of MED 687.

## MED 700 Cognitive Processes in Mathematics

Prerequisite: MED 610. Analyze research concerning cognitive science in mathematics education. Conduct case study on cognition in mathematics.

## MED 701 Quantitative Research in Mathematics Education

Prerequisites: MED 610 and MATH 651. Learn advanced research concepts and methods that are unique in the study of educational mathematics. Includes data analysis and advanced statistical techniques.

## MED 702 Qualitative Research in Mathematics Education

Prerequisite: MED 610. A focus on paradigms, issues and methods of qualitative research in mathematics education. This includes critical analysis of literature and of data collected from mathematics learning environments.

## MED 703 Teaching and Learning K-12 Mathematics

Prerequisite: MED 610. A focus on issues relevant to working with pre-service and in service K-12 mathematics teachers, and in promoting standards-based content, curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.

## MED 710 Seminar in Post-Secondary Mathematics Teaching

Curricular, pedagogical and ethical issues in college mathematics teaching. Students and faculty reflect on and discuss ways to improve and reform teaching. S/U graded.

## MED 750 History and Philosophy of Mathematics Education

Prerequisite: MED 700 or consent of instructor. An exploration of the underpinnings of current K-16 mathematics education by examining the historical development, perspectives and schools of thought that have influenced the teaching of mathematics.

## MED 766 Research Design Seminar

Consent of instructor. The course focuses on concrete issues of developing and conducting mathematics education research: picking a topic, developing problem statement, purpose, research questions, and relevant literature review.