Course Requirements: Major with a Teaching Concentration

Requirements for the Major with a Teaching Concentration

The teaching concentration is designed to increase the number and quality of math teachers. It requires the completion of two relatively new courses: Math 151 and 152. It also includes a modification to the typical pure math major sequence.

Following are the required courses for the teaching concentration:

Statistics 20 Probability and Statistics
Mathematics 1A-1B Calculus
Mathematics 53 Multivariable Calculus
Mathematics 54 Linear Algebra & Differential Equations
Mathematics 55 Discrete Mathematics
Mathematics 104 Real Analysis
Mathematics 110 Linear Algebra
Mathematics 113 Abstract Algebra
Any two of the following four courses:
    Mathematics 128A Numerical Analysis,
    Mathematics 130 Classical Geometry,
    Mathematics 135 Set Theory,
    Mathematics 136 Incompleteness and Undecidability
Mathematics 151 Mathematics for the Secondary School Curriculum I
Mathematics 152 Mathematics for the Secondary School Curriculum II
Mathematics 160 History of Mathematics

 

In addition, students are encouraged (but not required) to take  Mathematics 115 Number Theory, Mathematics 123 Ordinary Differential Equations, Mathematics 170 Optimization, and Mathematics 185 Complex Analysis.

 

We will accept Computer Science 70 in lieu of Mathematics 55 for students with a double major in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

 

Following is a brief description of the Mathematics 151-152 series:

Mathematics 151 treats fractions, rational numbers, basic number theory and the Euclidean algorithm, rigid motions, dilations, geometry of similar triangles, and linear equations and their graphs.

Mathematics 152 treats linear inequalities and their graphs, simultaneous linear equations, functions (quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic), basic Euclidean geometry, and discussion of axiomatization.