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Westfield State University    
 
    
 
  Dec 13, 2017
 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MATH 0537 - Foundations of Secondary and Middle School Mathematics


Credits: 3

This course builds upon students’ mathematics backgrounds, relating their knowledge to understanding and teaching the middle or secondary school mathematics curriculum. Topics to be considered are: discrete mathematics, geometry, algebra, basic skills, number theory, probability, statistics, and the use of calculators and computers in the classroom. A thirty hour field experience is a course requirement. The field experience will include the school curriculum, review of the texts used, mathematics resources, computing, observing tutoring, and possibly student teaching.