What Should Our Math Ed Majors Know When They Graduate?
What Should Our Core Math Majors Know When They Graduate?
J. J. Price, David Moore, Carl Cowen
Background: Document prepared for the North Central Accreditation of Purdue, Fall 1999: Department of Mathematics Assessment Document (text file) School of Science Assessment Document (in PDF format) From the discussion of October 12: When our Math Ed Majors Graduate, we want them to: 1) have deep understanding of elementary mathematics. (Question remaining: what is elementary mathematics?) 2) understand the nature of proofs and axiom systems and formal mathematical arguments. 3) be able to write down correct proofs, in paragraph form, of theorems from mathematical subjects that they know (for example, from Euclidean geometry). 4) know how to solve problems using the mathematics they know. Question remaining: What should Math Ed Majors know about Statistics when they graduate?
Mathematical Association of America (Draft) DocumentsThe Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics (CUPM) of the MAA is working now on a revision of their recommendations to Departments. This week an interesting document has become available: it addresses the issue of the mathematical education of future high school teachers. CUPM (Draft) Document on Education of Teachers (in PDF format) The (Draft) Preface addresses the larger question of what we want students to know. CUPM (Draft) Document Preface (in PDF format)
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