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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MAE7655
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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2004-07-02
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  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2004-02-06
  2. Department: Secondary Education
  3. College: ED
  4. Budget Account Number: 172400000
  5. Contact Person: D. Thompson
  6. Phone: 42687
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: MAE
  9. Number: 7655
  10. Full Title: Technology Issues in Mathematics Education
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Tech Issues Math Ed
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: Admission to the Ph.D. Program with emphasis in Mathematics Education or CI.
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: This course focuses on issues surrounding the use of technology in mathematics education. It examines perspectives and research about technology in mathematics education and their implications for technology instruction in school mathematics programs.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Students earning a Ph.D. with an emphasis in mathematics education should have a broad base knowledge of current issues related to the use of technology in the teaching and learning of mathematics. Many aspects of technology related to mathematics educati
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? Required in the major.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes. 3.
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Doctorate in mathematics education or related field.
  29. Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate the following:

    1. Knowledge about the recommendations of various professional groups for the incorporation of technology in education, in general, and in mathematics education, in particular.

    2. Knowledge about issues regarding the integration of technology in mathematics learning and teaching.

    3. Knowledge about the theoretical and research literature on the integration of technology in mathematics learning and teaching.

    4. Knowledge about research questions related to the incorporation of technology in mathematics education and the ability to design a research study that addresses a question of interest both nationally and locally.

    5. Competence with at least one mathematics-specific technology that is in use in mathematics classrooms.

    6. The ability to use the standards of the profession in scholarly writing in mathematics education.

  30. Learning Outcomes: • Class discussion will be used to provide insights regarding course readings.

    • Students will be evaluated on their ability to lead a class discussion related to an issue involving the integration of technology in mathematics education.

    • Students will reflect on the use of technology in actual classrooms.

    • The presentation will give the students an opportunity to present the information gleaned from the literature review.

    • Technology Exploration will provide insights regarding a student’s ability to explore a new technology and use it as part of instruction.

  31. Major Topics: 1. Introduction to technology in mathematics education

    2. Technology Overview – Mathematics specific technology

    3. Perspectives on the use of technology, in general, and in mathematics, specifically

    4. Classroom use of technology

    5. Impact of graphing calculator on mathematics teaching and learning

    6. Impact of graphing calculator on teaching and learning mathematics (e.g. functions)

    7. Impact of technology on the study of geometry

    8. Computer Algebra Systems

    9. Use of Spreadsheets in mathematics educations

    10. Assessment Trends: Use of calculators on exam and the relationship between achievement & technology use

    11. Web-based applets

    12. Preparing Teachers to use technology

  32. Textbooks: The course text will be a selection of research articles that address each of the topics listed in the content outline. These articles will change for each implementation of the course to allow for the inclusion of historical overview and current research reports. (See attached reading list with the syllabus.)
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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