Master of Education with an Elementary/Middle School Math Concentration
Minot State University is pleased to present grant-supported courses which can be applied toward a Mathematics Concentration within the Master of Education (MEd) degree program at Minot State. A mathematics concentration within that degree will require five of the six courses:
- MATH 534 Elementary/Middle School Probability and Stats (Summer 2014)
- MATH 535 Using Technology in Elementary/Middle School Math (Summer 2014)
- MATH 532 Elementary/Middle School Problem Solving/Algebraic Reasoning (Summer 2015)
- MATH 536 Number/Operation in Elementary/Middle School Math (Summer 2015)
- MATH 531 Elementary/Middle School Measurement (Summer 2016)
- MATH 533 Elementary/Middle School Geometry (Summer 2016)
These courses will be offered in a two-week format in Minot and in Mayville during summer sessions
The math classes are supported by a grant. The grant pays the cost of tuition and fees, mileage, room (if staying on campus), books/materials, and follow-up activities. Enrollment in the grant-supported mathematics courses is also open to all North Dakota teachers. Visit Grant Funding for more information about this grant.
Registration, summer schedule, and housing information can be found on the Application/Registration page. Registration starts on March 25.
Summer 2014 Course Descriptions & Schedule
For Elementary and Middle School Teachers (taught in Minot and Mayville):
- MATH 534 Elementary/Middle School Probability and Stats (3 SH)
- MATH 535 Using Technology in Elementary/Middle School Math (3 SH)
- MATH 592 The Math-Science Connection for Grades K-8 Teachers (3 SH)
MATH 534: El/MS Probability and Stats (3 SH)
Students will be introduced to elementary grade level statistics and probability through the process of exploration and problem solving. Appropriate technology will be introduced as needed.
MATH 535: Using Technology in El/MS Math (3 SH)
Teachers will learn how to use specific technologies and discover ways to integrate these technologies into their classrooms. Technologies that will be covered are: graphing calculator, spreadsheet, Geometer’s Sketchpad, Math Type, and other appropriate mathematical technologies.
MATH/SCI 592: The Math-Science Connection for Grades K-8 Teachers (3 SH) (only taught in Minot)
This course will focus on scientific investigations at the elementary and middle school levels and the support that mathematics provides for interpreting results of those investigations. The following topics will be addressed: 1) making conjectures; 2) designing effective scientific investigations; 3) collecting data; 4) taking and interpreting measurements including their validity, reliability, and precision; 5) analyzing data in ways that are dependent on the mathematics known by students; 6) making and interpreting graphic representations of data; 7) learning types of mathematical relationships represented in graphs of data (e.g. linear, inverse, quadratic); and 8) writing mathematical relationships regarding data using independent and dependent variables.
CONTACT: If you have questions, please contact Dr. Cheryl Nilsen at Cheryl.Nilsen@minotstateu.edu or 701.858.3106 or 1.800.777.0750 ext 3106.