id: 02360966
dt: b
an: 2004e.03981
au: Barker, William; Bressoud, David; Epp, Susanna; Ganter, Susan; Haver, Bill;
Pollatsek, Harriet
ti: Undergraduate programs and courses in the mathematical sciences. CUPM
curriculum guide 2004.
so: The Mathematical Association of America, Washington, DC (ISBN
0-88385-814-2). 124 p. (2004).
py: 2004
pu: The Mathematical Association of America, Washington, DC
la: EN
cc: D35 B15
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ab: The introduction contains six recommendations for departments, programs,
and all courses in the mathematical sciences. Briefly, these
recommendations direct mathematical sciences departments to: understand
the student population and evaluate courses and programs; develop
mathematical thinking and communication skills; communicate the breadth
and interconnections of the mathematical sciences; promote
interdisciplinary cooperation; use computer technology to support
problem solving and to promote understanding; provide faculty support
for curricular and instructional improvement. Part I elaborates on
these recommendations and suggests ways that a department can evaluate
its progress in meeting them. Part II contains additional
recommendations concerning particular student audiences. Many
recommendations in this book echo those in previous CUPM reports, but
some are new. In particular, previous reports focused on the
undergraduate program for mathematics majors, although with a steadily
broadening definition of the major. The book addresses the entire
college-level mathematics curriculum for all students, even those who
take just one course. It therefore provides both encouragement and
support for conversations not only among mathematics faculty but also
between mathematicians and faculty in other disciplines.
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