id: 02363306
dt: j
an: 2005c.01033
au: Billings, Esther; Schlicker, Steven; Novotny, Karen; Tefera, Akalu
ti: Enhancing core mathematics courses.
so: PRIMUS, Probl. Resour. Issues Math. Undergrad. Stud. 14, No. 3, 230-252
(2004).
py: 2004
pu: Taylor \& Francis, Philadelphia, PA
la: EN
cc: D35 B50
ut: curriculum; universities; teacher education; modern algebra; discrete
structures
ci:
li: doi:10.1080/10511970408984090
ab: The Departments of Mathematics and Statistics at Grand Valley State
University are engaged in a project to address the mathematical
preparation of all its majors, including prospective elementary and
secondary mathematics teachers. In this article, we describe how the
mathematics and mathematics education faculty in our mathematics
department formed a partnership and worked together to change two
(Modern Algebra and Discrete Structures) of the six core mathematics
courses that all mathematics majors take in order to make them more
relevant for prospective teachers while at the same time maintaining
core content and rigor for all majors. (abstract)
rv: