Course Objectives: This course will:
- Present the history of mathematics as a tool for life and the secondary classroom, and in contexts as part of a cultural heritage.
- Present concepts of numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers and number systems.
- Discuss the interconnections among the various branches of mathematics.
- Develop clear mathematical communication skills, demonstrating precise mathematical language and well-organized thinking.
- Present the concept and importance of various kinds of mathematical models.
- Discuss the nature of axiomatic reasoning.
- Develop the ability to read and comprehend mathematical proofs.
Student Learning Outcomes: Students in this course will:
- Demonstrate understanding of the significance of the history of mathematics, particularly in the context of the secondary classroom.
- Demonstrate understanding of the concepts of numbers, number systems, and representations of numbers.
- Demonstrate understanding of the deeply interconnected nature of mathematics.
- Demonstrate excellent communications skills in mathematics.
- Demonstrate understanding of the significance of mathematical models over the course of mathematics history.
- Demonstrate understanding of the significance and nature of axiomatic reasoning.
- Demonstrate ability to read and discuss mathematical proofs.