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Graduate Course Details
Number MSM 715
Title Discrete Mathematics for Middle School Teachers
Credits 3.0
Prerequisites MSM701 and 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

Description

This course gives the middle-school teacher a deeper understanding of topics from discrete mathematics taught in middle school. These include combinatorics, graph theory, trees, networks, Pascal's triangle, the binomial theorem, sequences, set theory, and recursion. Students will study logic and methods of proof in order to construct their own proofs. Problem-solving heuristics will also be discussed.