Mathematics (MATH)

MATH 800P – History of Mathematics     3 credit hours

An introduction to the history of mathematics from its primitive origins to modern day mathematics.
Department Consent Required
Prerequisite: MATH 202 and permission of instructor

MATH 804P – Theory of Numbers     3 credit hours

Properties of integers, congruencies, primitive roots, arithmetic functions, quadratic residues, and the sum of squares.
Prerequisite: MATH 250 or permission of instructor.

MATH 811 – Topics in Geometry for the Secondary School Teacher     3 credit hours

he course will focus on the connections between high school geometry and college-level mathematics (geometry, abstract algebra, analysis). The goal is for each student to develop "new mathematical insights and understandings." Topics include, but are not limited to, Congruence, Distance and Similarity, Trigonometry, Area and Volume, Axiomatics and Euclidean Geometry.
Prerequisite: MATH 310 or equivalent

MATH 813P – Discrete Mathematics     3 credit hours

A study of the evolution of the number system from the naturals through the complex with emphasis on the complex. A detailed study of the topics of discrete math including counting techniques, probability, graphs, trees and relations.
Department Consent Required
Prerequisite: MATH 115 and permission of instructor

MATH 815 – Topics in Discrete Mathematics for the Secondary School Teacher     3 credit hours

This course will provide an introduction to combinatorics and graph theory, with an emphasis on applications, as well as preparing materials and lesson plans that can be brought into the middle and secondary math classroom.
Prerequisite: MATH 250 or other proof based mathematics course

MATH 820P – Numerical Analysis     3 credit hours

The solution of nonlinear equations, interpolation and approximation, numerical integration, matrices and system of linear equations, and numerical solution of differential equations.
Department Consent Required
Prerequisite: MATH 260 and MATH 305 and MATH 440 and permission of instructor

MATH 830P – Middle School Mathematics     3 credit hours

A study of additional topics found in grades 5-9 mathematics not covered in MATH 230, 330, e.g. algebra, probability, calculators, computers, and statistics.
Department Consent Required
Prerequisite: MATH 230 and MATH 330 and permission of instructor

MATH 840P – Linear Algebra     3 credit hours

Study of vector spaces, linear transformations, matrices and determinants.
Department Consent Required
Prerequisite: MATH 115 and permission of instructor

MATH 841 – Topics in Abstract Algebra for Secondary Teachers     3 credit hours

Topics include, but are not limited to, Divisibility and Euclid's Algorithm, Theorems of Euler and Fermat, Fundamental Theorem of Algebra, Groups, Cosets, Quotient Groups, Fields, Rings, Quotient Rings, Isomorphisms, Homomorphisms, and Congruences. We will cover parts of all 6 chapters in the text. The material in Chapters 1-3 are expected to be familiar to the class and will be covered briefly at the beginning of the semester. The main focus of the course will be the material in Chapters 4-6. This course is one of six required mathematics courses for the Master of Arts in Education in Curriculum and Instructions: Mathematics Education.
Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate program for a Master of Arts in Education in Curriculum and Instruction.

MATH 852 – Foundations of Calculus     3 credit hours

This course is a study of calculus in its historical order of development, rather than in the order usually presented in contemporary texts. This ordering of topics parallels the development of differential and integral calculus between the 17th and 19th centuries and will allow us to study the problems which motivated the development as well as understand the refinement of ideas linking historical and modern treatments.
Prerequisite: MATH 115 and MATH 202 and MATH 260 and MATH 460 or equivalent courses from other institutions

MATH 860P – Advanced Calculus I     3 credit hours

A study of functions, sequences, limits, continuity, differentiation, and integration.
Department Consent Required
Prerequisite: MATH 250 and MATH 260 and permission of instructor

MATH 862 – Mathematical Analysis for Teachers     3 credit hours

A study of sequences, series, limits, continuity, differentiation, and integration from an instructional perspective.
Prerequisite: Two semesters of Calculus or MATH 202.

MATH 870P – Teaching of Secondary Mathematics     3 credit hours

Recent trends in the content of the math curriculum and procedures for the improvement of teaching mathematics in the high school.
Department Consent Required
Prerequisite: MATH 260 and permission of instructor

MATH 871 – Topics in Math     3 credit hours

Recent trends in the content of the math curriculum and procedures for the improvement of teaching mathematics in the high school.
Department Consent Required
Total Credits Allowed: 12.00

MATH 895 – Independent Study in Mathematics     1-3 credit hours

Individual studies and research under the guidance of a faculty member. May be taken twice for two separate studies.
Department Consent Required
Total Credits Allowed: 6.00

MATH 896P – Mathematics Seminar     1 credit hour

Topics not included in the normal mathematics offerings are presented by the students.
Department Consent Required
Prerequisite: MATH 260 and permission of instructor