M360M Syllabus

MATHEMATICS AS PROBLEM SOLVING

Prerequisite and degree relevance: Mathematics 408D or 408L with a grade of at least C- and written consent of instructor.

This is a course in problem solving in mathematics, geared primarily
toward prospective math teachers.  The goal of the course is to improve
problem-solving skills.   Students will be solving problems in class and
at home, in groups and individually.  The focus of the course is on the
problem-solving process.  Students will gain familiarity with commonly
used heuristics, learn to maintain good control of the problem-solving
process, and will gain proficiency in presenting solutions in both oral
and written form.

Responsible Parties : Kathy Davis and Altha Rodin, Spring 2010