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Teaching of Mathematics

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A selection of topics not covered in Mathematics 323, 324, or 325. Various teaching approaches and methods are examined. Changes that are continually occurring in mathematics education are discussed and appropriate techniques for the teaching of mathematics in the public schools are presented, including teaching from a constructivist point of view, becoming familiar with the vanHiele levels of learning geometry, observing master teachers, and utilizing and integrating technology. Many of the ideas are examined from the viewpoint of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Prerequisite: Mathematics 323, 324, and 325, enrolled in professional term, or permission. Offered fall term.