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Graduate Course Details
Number MSM 701
Title Patterns, Relations, and Algebra for Middle School Teachers
Credits 3.0
Prerequisites Acceptance into the Master of Arts in Teaching Middle School Mathematics program or permission of the Program Coordinator. Not available for degree credit towards the MAT or MS mathematics programs


Topics include the expression of approximate relationships in data using tables and graphs, linear, polynomial, and exponential relationships, sequences, especially recursive sequences. The course emphasizes multiple approaches to analyzing mathematical relationships (e.g. graphical, tabular, algebraic, numerical, etc.) and will develop a facility with manipulating the mathematical symbolism.