The WOU Mathematics
Department offers the following
graduate level courses to satisfy
the required 21 credits of course
work for the "Interest
or New Endorsement Area" of
a M.S.
in Ed degree from the Education
Department at WOU.

The Basic Mathematics
portion of the M.S. in Ed is designed
to increase a teacher's knowledge
of mathematics as a preparation
for taking Basic Mathematics exam.
All classes are designed with
the practicing middle school teacher
in mind and feature hands-on and
active classroom experiences with
the appropriate use of technology
and mathematical models.

**NOTE:** Students pursuing a M.S. in Ed with a Mathematics endorsement
will take written comprehensive exams to finish the degree. There is no option for thesis or presentation.

**Advisors**

**Courses Offered**

**Math
589: Algebraic
Structures for Middle School Teachers
**

The study of integers and algebraic
skills; solving linear and quadratic
equations, inequalities, functions,
graphing and complex numbers.
Connection of visual methods (using
Math in the Mind's Eye curriculum
and materials) to the NCTM standards
with extensive use of group activities
and hands-on models.

** Math
591: Historical
Topics in Mathematics for Middle
School Teachers **

A survey of the historical development
of topics in mathematics from
ancient to modern times, with
special emphasis on topics in
arithmetic, algebra and informal
geometry. Applications to middle
school mathematics.

** Math
592: Abstract
Algebra for Middle School Teachers
**

An introduction to abstract
mathematics as a structured mathematical
systems. This course will explore
number sets and properties, and
beginning group theory with concrete
applications for the elementary
and middle school classroom.

** Math 593:
Experimental Probability & Statistics
for Middle School Teachers **

Advanced study of using basic
elements of probability and statistics
to solve problems involving the
organization, description and
interpretation of data. Concrete
application will be explored through
laboratory experiments, simulations
and computer programs suitable
for use in the middle school classroom.

** Math
594: Geometry
for Middle School Teachers **

Selected topics in informal geometry
through the use of discovery and
technology. Studies in how students
learn geometry will be used in
the development of geometric ideas.

** Math 595:
Calculus Concepts for Middle School
Teachers **

An introduction to the limit concept
and its role in defining the derivative,
the integral and infinite series.
Applications to middle school
mathematics.

** Math 596:
Problem Solving for Middle School
Teachers **

Assists middle school teachers in becoming better mathematical problem solvers. Focuses on general problem solving techniques, introduces materials helpful in improving student problem solving abilities, and suggests ways to organize the curriculum to achieve problem solving goals. Does not apply toward a math major/minor.

** Math
597: Discrete
Mathematics for Middle School
Teachers **

In this course we will explore
the topics of logical operators
and sets, experimental vs. theoretical
probability, the multiplication
rule, permutations and combinations,
and an introduction to graph theory.

** Math
599: Algebraic Problem Solving for MIddle School Teachers**

Assists middle school teachers in becoming better mathematical problem solvers. Focuses on algebraic problem solving techniques, introduces materials helpful in improving student problem solving abilities, and suggests ways to organize the curriculum to achieve problem solving goals.

**Course Schedule** (contact an advisor for information)

- Every fall quarter: MTH 594
- Every winter quarter: MTH 595
- Every spring quarter: MTH 592
- Summer quarter 2013: MTH 596
- Summer quarter 2014:
*TBA*
- Summer quarter 2015:
*TBA*