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## MFT 514 Geometry in Middle School Mathematics Teaching

A combined mathematics/mathematics education course for current middle school teachers. Content includes measurement, symmetry, properties of figures, proof, and pedagogical content knowledge for teaching geometry at the middle grades.

## MFT 515 Number and Operations in Middle Level Mathematics Teaching

A combined mathematics/mathematics education course for current middle school teachers. Content includes topics in number theory, arithmetic operations and their representations (algebraic and geometric), problem-solving, numerical patterns and formulas, and pedagogical content knowledge for teaching these topics in the middle grades, with particular emphasis on preparing students to enter algebra.

## MFT 516 Algebra in Middle Level Mathematics Teaching

A combined mathematics/mathematics education course for current middle school teachers. Content includes algebraic representations of patterns, numbers, and functions and pedagogical content knowledge for teaching algebra at the middle grades.

## MFT 517 Data Analysis & Probability in Middle Level Mathematics Teaching

A combined mathematics/mathematics education course for current middle school teachers. Content includes introductory notions of probability and basic descriptive statistics appropriate for teachers of middle level mathematics.

## MFT 518 Proportional Reasoning for Middle Level Mathematics Teachers

Prerequisite: Graduates only. Students must be professional teachers who have taught either elementary or secondary school mathematics. Combined mathematics/mathematics education course for current middle school teachers. Content includes proportional reasoning; conceptual understanding of fractions, ratios, percents; structure of real numbers; pedagogical content knowledge for teaching these topics.

## MFT 520 Survey of Mathematics

A mathematics course for current middle school teachers. Content includes history and development of various aspects of mathematics from a problem-solving perspective. Course provides breadth in mathematics while connecting the topics covered to the middle school curriculum. Topics are chosen from: fractals, cardinality of sets, ethnomathematics, number theory, abstract algebra, combinatorics, and graph theory.

## MFT 522 Topics in Middle Level Mathematics Teaching

A combined mathematics/mathematics education course for current middle school teachers. Content includes mathematics topics appropriate for teachers of middle level mathematics. Repeatable, under different subtitles.

## MFT 530 Conceptions of Analytic Geometry and Calculus

A mathematics course for current middle school teachers. Content includes history and development of various aspects of analytic geometry and calculus from a problem-solving perspective. Topics include: functions, basic concepts of trigonometry and basic concepts of calculus (rates of change, limits, finding area under curves). Topics will be approached from multiple perspectives and their connections to the middle school curriculum will be highlighted.

## MFT 540 Mathematical Modeling and Problem Solving In Middle Level Mathematics Teaching

Mathematics content course for current middle school teachers focusing on using mathematics to model real world problems using algebra content from the middle grades and technology.