Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction - Mathematical Problem Solving

Course Code
MATH 626  Credits
Title Mathematical Problem Solving 
Prerequisite Be enrolled in a Masters program or have a prior Masters degree and have at least 15 credits of undergraduate mathematics with a course grades of C- or better. 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course focuses on mastering effective strategies for solving a wide array of mathematical problems. The course will present a framework for mathematical problem solving that includes training in a variety of problem solving heuristics, learning metacognition and self-monitoring skills, and developing a sound mathematical epistemology that supports effective problem solving. Class participants will be expected to complete problem sets that allow them to learn and practice effective mathematical problem solving in the context of actually solving problems over time periods ranging from a few days to one (or more) weeks.