Office hours: I maintain an open door policy for office hours. I come to the office early each morning and if I am not tied up in a meeting or talking to another student I am available to you.
EMAT 4680: Under our program guidelines, students should enroll concurrently in EMAT 468 and EMAT 3500. If you are going to follow our undergraduate program and have not already taken EMAT 3500, discuss this situation with me.
Prerequisites for EMAT 4680/6680: MATH 2210. If you have not studied inferential and differential calculus, discuss the situation with me.
Course Description. This course will concentrate on using various software applications to solve mathematics problems, to organize pedagogical demonstrations, and to set up problem explorations. Students on campus will use application software owned by the Department of Mathematics Education and will carry out the course using primarily Macintosh computers. All materials for the course are maintained by an Internet Web page site and students will create and use web documents in the course. Students off campus who have access to their own server have an option put their web productions on their own server and link to the course page. The emphasis is on exploration of various mathematics contexts to learn mathematics, to pose problems and problem extensions, to solve problems, and to communicate mathematical demonstrations.
GRADES & REQUIREMENTS
Grading is a necessary part of what we do and it is my intention to base grades on performance in meeting the requirements of the course. This performance includes the following:
2. Participation on the computer working with others class discussions investigations
4. Final Projects
I think # 1 and # 2 are rather obvious. We will have repeated opportunities to discuss #3 and # 4. But for the terminally anxious. . .
EMAT 6680 DOCUMENTATION
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An example investigation for Contextual Teaching & Learning in Mathematics