Spring, 2006 Course
M175: SEMINAR FOR PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS
Upper division (or graduate) students interested in teaching
mathematics in grades 6 - 12 or two-year college.
Interest in teaching mathematics, upper division (or graduate)
standing, and consent of instructor. (Instructor may be contacted
or at 471-6142). Note: This
course may be repeated for credit when topics vary. In particular,
students who took this course in Spring 05 may enroll in the course
again in Spring 06 for credit; although the topic sounds similar, the
particular topics covered will be different.
5:00 – 6:00PM
Prooofs without Words II
Proofs Without Words II: More
Exercises in Visual Thinking, Roger B. Nelson, Mathematical
Association of America, 2000
The textbook provides "pictures or diagrams that help the reader see why a particular mathematical
statement may be true, and also to see how one might begin to go about
proving it true." In this seminar
we will use these diagrams to gain insight and to help develop proofs.
After the first couple of class sessions, students will take turns
presenting (or leading the class in developing) the proofs that they
have worked out based on the diagrams.
Grades will be based on class participation and class presentations.
There will be no exams.