**Two Courses in Mathematics Education for
Prospective and Practicing K-12 Teachers and Others**

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**Offered Spring 2016 at NMSU**

**Each of these courses earns attendees 3 hours of
math credit.**

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**Course 1:**

**Math 215 section 2**

**Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics III**

Instructor: Pat Baggett, baggett@nmsu.edu,
(575) 646-2039

MW 2:45-4:00 PM

Walden Hall room 232

First class: Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Here is the catalog description of Math 215:

Probability, statistics, ratios, and proportional
relationships. Experimental and theoretical probability. Collecting,
analyzing, and displaying data, including measurement data. Multiple
approaches to solving problems involving proportional relationships,
with connections to number and operation, geometry and measurement, and
algebra. Understanding data in professional contexts of teaching. Taught
primarily through student activities and investigations.
Prerequisite(s): C or better in MATH 112.

The course intends to provide future K-8 (and
higher) teachers with adequate knowledge of probability and
statistics in a format that can be adapted for use in their
classrooms. We will combine hands-on activities with calculator
use to explore concepts in a concrete and tangible way. A TI-83/84
calculator is required for the course. We will not use a
textbook but there is a course pack of materials whose price is only the
cost of Xeroxing. Some materials are online at http://www.math.nmsu.edu/~breakingaway/
(click on Statistics). We hope that you will find some of them suitable
to try with students in your future classes.

Syllabus
of the Math 215 course

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**Course 2:**

**Math 562 Section 1**

**History and Theories of Mathematics Education**

Instructor: Pat Baggett, baggett@nmsu.edu,
(575) 646-2039

MW 12:45-2:00 PM
(notice the new time)

Walden Hall room 232 (this will be changed; the new
room will be announced)

First class: Wednesday, January 20, 2016

This course, being offered for the sixth time, is
open to graduate students in mathematics and other disciplines, as well
as interested undergraduate seniors.

We will study the history of mathematics taught in
American schools, examining authentic original antiquarian textbooks,
many from the instructor’s private collection, and looking at the
changes in their content and the approach to the subject over time,
together with writings of people who have influenced the development and
changes of mathematics education. We expect that the historical
perspective that this course offers will provide students with a better
understanding of the current issues that are faced in mathematics
education.

For more information (on either course, on dates to
register, how to register, etc.) contact Pat Baggett, baggett@nmsu.edu,
(575) 646-2039

Syllabus
of the Math 562 course

A super cool link: Breaking
Away from the Math Book