MTHED 362

(MthEd-Math) Survey of Geometry

Mathematics Education College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Course Description

Logical and historical development of Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry, transformations and symmetry; relationships among axiomatic systems; use of software and other geometric models; proofs and Van Hiele levels.

When Taught

Fall, Winter, Spring

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Title

Understanding What and Who Mathematics Privileges

Learning Outcome

Students describe the affordances and constraints of an axiomatic approach to doing mathematics and recognize that an axiomatic approach is just one way to do mathematics. Students understand that who counts as a mathematician is dependent on the ways in which mathematics is defined and recognize who has privileges associated with the status of "mathematician."