Dec 16, 2018  
Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Graduate Catalog 2018-2019

MATH 65500 - Challenging Concepts in Mathematics: Using Research to Identify Common Misconceptions and Assess Student Learning


Students will explore the key concepts in mathematics that have been identified to cause particular difficulties for students in secondary schools (7-12), as well as in the introductory courses in college. The research literature will be surveyed with a particular emphasis on the methodologies used to uncover these key concepts and to identify student misconceptions. Teaching strategies to enhance student understanding of these key concepts will be explored. Students are expected to produce a research paper.

prereq: departmental permisson
Hours 3 hrs
Credits 3 cr.