MAE 447/530 (Directed Readings in Math)-Spring 2022

 

Course Description: This is a one credit online synchronous class that meets Tuesdays at 2:30pm on zoom or google meet. You will be asked to read articles/essays and watch videos related to best practice and innovation in mathematics education. We will treat (at least partially) the history of mathematics education in New York and the United States.

 

Course Instructor: Bill Bernhard (bill@math.sunysb.edu)

 

Grading:

1.Weekly discussions on assigned readings or videos (50%)

2. 5 page paper due on 5/3 (50%)-An open ended question will be posed on 3/29. Incorporating the weekly reading and three other sources, students will respond to the question in first person. At least one of the sources must be from a reputable educational, mathematical, or psychological journal. The other two can be interviews with math or education professors or administrators.

 

 

Weekly Schedule:

1/24: Ardilia’s axioms

http://math.sfsu.edu/federico/

1/31: History of Undergraduate Math Education

http://www.ams.sunysb.edu/~tucker/MathHistory.pdf

2/7: Classroom Practices (pages 1-42)

http://www.math.stonybrook.edu/~scott/mat598.fall21/MAAInstructPracGuide.pdf

2/14: Assessment Practices (pages 49-81)

http://www.math.stonybrook.edu/~scott/mat598.fall21/MAAInstructPracGuide.pdf

2/21: State Assessments

http://www.ams.sunysb.edu/~tucker/monthlytucker.pdf

2/28: Design Practices (page 89-111)

http://www.math.stonybrook.edu/~scott/mat598.fall21/MAAInstructPracGuide.pdf

3/7: Contemporary Mathematics

http://math.bu.edu/people/bob/papers/icme-devaney.pdf

3/14: Spring Break

3/21: Technology (pages 115-120)

http://www.math.stonybrook.edu/~scott/mat598.fall21/MAAInstructPracGuide.pdf

3/28: Equity (pages 122-128)

http://www.math.stonybrook.edu/~scott/mat598.fall21/MAAInstructPracGuide.pdf

4/4: Class canceled

4/11: Pythagorean Theorem

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJYmyhnaaek

4/18: Class canceled

4/25: Cubics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfFnanzULhU

5/2: Inspiration for a bright future!

 

 

Student Absences Statement

Students are expected to attend every class, report for examinations and submit major graded coursework as scheduled. If a student is unable to attend lecture(s), report for any exams or complete major graded coursework as scheduled due to extenuating circumstances, the student must contact the instructor as soon as possible.  Students may be requested to provide documentation to support their absence and/or may be referred to the Student Support Team for assistance. Students will be provided reasonable accommodations for missed exams, assignments or projects due to significant illness, tragedy or other personal emergencies. In the instance of missed lectures the student is responsible for working with us to gather appropriate resources to learn the missed material.  

 

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