Mathematics (MATH)

Courses

MATH 542   APPLIED STATISTICS   3 Units

This course will cover the basics of statistical testing, regression analysis, experimental design, analysis of variance, the use of computers to analyze statistical problems.
PREREQ: MATH 253 OR MATH 250 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

MATH 552   INFINITE PROCESSES FOR THE ELEMENTARY TEACHER   3 Units

This course is primarily for pre-service elementary and middle school teachers. Students will be introduced to the concepts of calculus, which include infinite precesses, limits, and continuity. In addition, dirivatives and integrals, and their relationship to area and change will be covered.
PREREQ: MATH 152

MATH 575   DEVELOPMENT OF MATHEMATICS   3 Units

A study of the development of mathematical notation and ideas from prehistoric times to the present. Periods and topics will be chosen corresponding to the backgrounds and interests of the students.
PREREQ: MATH 152 OR EQUIVALENT PREPARATION AS DETERMINED BY THE MATH DEPARTMENT

MATH 616   GEOMETRY FOR THE ELEMENTARY TEACHER   3 Units

A study of the intuitive, informal geometry of sets of points in space. Topics include elementary constructions, coordinates and graphs, tessellations, transformations, problem solving, and symmetries of polygons and polyhedra and use of geometry computer software.
PREREQ: MATH 149 AND MATH 152

MATH 621   MATHEMATICS FOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS I   3 Units

The course revisits the high school curriculum from an advanced perspective. The focus is on deepening understanding of concepts, highlighting connections and solving challenging problems. The mathematical content includes number systems, functions, equations, integers, and polynomials. Connections to geometry are emphasized throughout the course.
PREREQ: MATH 280, MATH 301 AND AT LEAST AN ADDITIONAL 3 CREDITS IN UPPER LEVEL MATH

MATH 622   MATHEMATICS FOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS II   3 Units

The course continues the exploration of the high school curriculum from an advanced perspective that was started in MATH 421. The focus is on deepening understanding of concepts, highlighting connections and solving challenging problems. The mathematical content includes congruence, distance, similarity, trigonometry, area, and volume. Connections to algebra are emphasized throughout the course.
PREREQ: MATH 353 AND MATH 421

MATH 690   WORKSHOP   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing `hands on` and participatory instructional techniques. Repeatable. Prereq: Consent of instructor

MATH 694   SEMINAR   Repeatable   2 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. An advanced course of study in a defined subject matter area emphasizing a small group in intense study with a faculty member.

MATH 696   SPECIAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings.

MATH 790   WORKSHOP   1-6 Units

Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing `hands on` and participatory instructional techniques.

MATH 794   SEMINAR   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. An advanced course of study in a defined subject matter area emphasizing a small group in intense study with a faculty member.

MATH 796   SPECIAL STUDIES   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings.

MATH 798   INDIVIDUAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-3 Units

In addition to allowing students to carry on independent studies in a wide variety of graduate level topics, students may take many of the department¿s upper level undergraduate courses supplemented with graduate components. These courses include advanced calculus, complex variables, differential equations, abstract algebra, number theory, probability, statistics, and more.

MATH 799   THESIS RESEARCH   Repeatable   1-6 Units

Students must complete a Thesis Proposal Form in the Graduate Studies Office before registering for this course.