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Mathematical Explorations
MATH EXPLORE
CLASS CODE: MATH 280 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: MATHEMATICS
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Intended for those majoring in mathematics education. Topics are chosen from financial mathematics, linear programming, decision theory, discrete and continuous modeling. Emphasis will be placed on learning (and learning to teach) problem solving in real world contexts.
TAUGHT: Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Mortgages and other types of loans, annuities, market options and market models, linear programming, voting and apportionment theory, competitive and cooperative strategies, ecological models, modeling motion.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Learn a variety of problem solving techniques.
2. Create lesson plans for teaching problem solving to secondary school students.
3. Gain experience teaching mathematics.
4. Be exposed to a variety of areas of mathematics outside the standard college curriculum.
5. Recognize what problem solving approach to use with a variety of different word problems.
6. Become acquainted with technological aids for doing and teaching mathematics.
REQUIREMENTS: Written examinations and homework exercises are required by all faculty. Other forms of assessment may include portfolios, group projects and presentations, and cooperative teacher evaluations.
PREREQUISITES: Math 112
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003