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2012-2013 Catalogue

Graduate Courses in Mathematics for Educators (MAED)

MAED 205 - Math as a Second Language
Deep conceptual understanding of the operations of arithmetic and interrelationships among arithmetic, algebra, and geometry; applications to the K-8 classroom. Pre/co-requisite: Admission to the VMI program.
Credits: 3.00
MAED 210 - Functions/Algebra for Teaching
Functions, graphs, inverse functions, linear functions, straight lines, linear equations and inequalities, and applications; applications to the K-8 classroom. Pre/co-requisites: MAED 205, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
MAED 215 - Trig/Algebra for Teachers II
Similar triangles, trigonometric functions, applications to measurement, periodic phenomena; quadratic functions; applications to the K-8 classroom. Pre/co-requisites: MAED 205 and MAED 210, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
MAED 220 - Measure/Probabil for Teachers
Measurement (length, area and volume), probability, application to problem solving, and the ways in which these concepts develop across the K-12 curriculum. Pre/co-requisites: MAED 205, MAED 201, and MAED 215, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
MAED 225 - Number Theory for Teachers
Division algorithm, prime numbers, fundamental theorem of arithmetic, factors and multiples, number bases, arithmetic progressions; emphasis on how number theory is taught in grades K-8. Pre/co-requisites: MAED 205, MAED 210, and MAED 215.
Credits: 3.00
MAED 230 - Alg/Geom for Teachers III
Exponents, compound interest, exponential functions, logarithms, the base e, growth and decay, research in mathematics education and K-8 curriculum projects. Pre/co-requisites: MAED 205, MAED 210 and and MAED 215, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
MAED 235 - Calculus for Teachers I
Limits, instantaneous change, differentiation, optimization, applications to the K-8 classroom, and K-8 curriculum projects. Pre/co-requisites: MAED 205, MAED 210, MAED 215, MAED 220, and MAED 230 or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
MAED 240 - Calculus for Teachers II
Continued study of calculus and its relationship to the K-8 curriculum. Topics include infinite series, calculating area, the definite integral, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Pre/co-requisite: MAED 235, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 1.00 or 2.00
MAED 300 - Statistics & Research I
Introduction to statistics with emphasis on research in K-8 education. Representing and summarizing data, measures of relationship between variables, inference from sample data to population. Pre/co-requisites: MAED 205, MAED 210, and MAED 215, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
MAED 305 - Statistics & Research Ii
Error bars in graphs, margins of error in surveys, and confidence intervals; interpret and critique educational research studies; analysis of school assessment data activities. Pre/co-requisites: MAED 300, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
MAED 310 - Statistics & Research III
Regression, chi-square analysis, design of research studies, reading of research on K-8 instructional practice, design action research project. Pre/co-requisites: MAED 305, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
MAED 315 - Capstone VMI Experience
This course concludes the VMI's school-based-research component. Teachers synthesize their coursework and field experiences and revisit key mathematical concepts from arithmetic through calculus. Pre/co-requisite: Enrollment in VMI program.
Credits: 1.00 or 2.00
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