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Graduate Course Details
Number MSM 717
Title History of Mathematics 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


This course is a survey of the history of mathematics, with emphasis placed on the development of topics encountered by students in elementary through middle school. Topics include numeration systems of ancient cultures, Euclidean geometry and number theory, origins of algebra, calculating devices throughout history, mathematics of non-western cultures, classical probability and modern topics such as graph theory and fractals.