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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MAE7796
Tracking Number - 1995

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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: 7796
  10. Full Title: Research 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): Resesarch 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 current research in mathematics education and its implications for instruction in school mathematics programs, particularly its impact on mathematics curricula, learning, and instruction.

  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 in mathematics education research and should have a grounding in important research traditions in the field.
  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 principle areas and paradigms of research in mathematics education;

    2. The ability to read, analyze, and synthesize research related to mathematics education;

    3. The ability to link reports of research to classroom learning and teaching;

    4. The ability to use research to inform opinions and decisions in mathematics education;

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

  30. Learning Outcomes: • Article abstracts will provide information regarding a student’s ability to read a research report and identify key components of such a report.

    • Course discussion will be used to provide insights regarding course readings.

    • Two research summary reports will provide an evaluation of a student’s ability to synthesize information from course readings.

    • The review of the literature regarding a specific topic in mathematics education will reveal students’ ability to conduct an examination of the research literature and to synthesize the research literature.

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

  31. Major Topics: 1. General introduction to mathematics education research

    2. Research Paradigms

    3. Research related to Numbers and Operations

    4. Research related to Rational Numbers

    5. Research related to Proportional Reasoning

    6. Research related to Algebra

    7. Research related to Data Analysis

    8. Research related to Probability

    9. Research related to Geometry

    10. Research related to Measurement

    11. Survey of research on Teaching

    12. Survey of research on Student Achievement & Curriculum

  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 the 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:
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