Topics in Mathematics Education

Topics in Mathematics Education
Includes specific research areas and curriculum studies of school mathematics topics (i.e. geometry, algebra, and calculus).
 Hours0.5 - 3.0 Credit, Arr Lecture, Arr Lab
 PrerequisitesInstructor's consent.
 TaughtFall Contact Department, Winter Contact Department, Summer Contact Department
Course Outcomes


Students understand and can evaluate important issues, trends, theories, paradigms of research, and research findings in the field of mathematics education related to the particular topic of study, as well as their implications for the teaching and learning of mathematics in the public schools, mathematics teacher development, and/or participation in mathematics education scholarship.

Critical Stance

Students can apply principles of quality research to analyze and critique research on the topic of study, and understand the affordances and constraints of research paradigms and methodologies in this body of research.


Students understand mathematical content that illustrates important issues in the research on the topic of study.


Students can use their understanding of the research on the topic of study to evaluate, reflect on, and improve their own teaching.


Students recognize the key role that the topic of study plays in the learning and teaching of mathematics, and feel a desireto continually seek opportunities to improve their own practice, keep abreast of advances and developments in the field both locally and nationally, and/or provide leadership in professional, school, and community organizations.

Spiritual Stewardship

Students strive to follow the example of Jesus Christ in both their personal and professional lives, seek consistency between their understanding of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and principles of mathematics teaching and learning studied in this course, and use this enriched understanding of teaching and learning to nurture the divine potential of all in their spheres of influence.