MAT 490 Seminar in Mathematics Education

This is a sample syllabus only. Ask your instructor for the official syllabus for your course.

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Revised Course Description

MAT 490 provides students with an opportunity to explore the high school mathematics curriculum from an advanced standpoint and come to understand that mathematics is a growing body of work that is comprised of many facets such as concepts, principles, procedures, algorithms, problem solving, and reasoning. Students gain a sense of the importance of multiple representations as communication of mathematical ideas.

MAT 490 meets for three hours of lecture per week.


Nine units of 300 or 400 level mathematics courses with a grade of "C" or better.


After completing MAT 490 the student should

Expected outcomes

Students should be able to demonstrate through written assignments, tests, and/or oral presentations, that they have achieved the objectives of MAT 490.

Method of Evaluating Outcomes


Instructor compiled readings consisting of articles and chapters that help students come the understandings listed above.

Outline of Course

Grading Policy

, short tests, and/or scheduled examinations that test students' understanding of the topics covered in the course (see "Method of evaluating outcomes"). The instructor determines the weight of each of these factors in the final grade.

Attendance Requirements

Attendance policy is set by the instructor.

Policy on Due Dates and Make-Up Work

Due dates and policy regarding make-up work are set by the instructor.

Schedule of Examinations

The instructor sets all test dates except the date of the final exam. The final exam is given at the date and time announced in the Schedule of Classes.

Academic Integrity

The mathematics department does not tolerate cheating. Students who have questions or concerns about academic integrity should ask their professors or the counselors in the Student Development Office, or refer to the University Catalog for more information. (Look in the index under "academic integrity".)

Accomodations for Students with Disabilities

Cal State Dominguez Hills adheres to all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and guidelines with respect to providing reasonable accommodations for students with temporary and permanent disabilities. If you have a disability that may adversely affect your work in this class, I encourage you to register with Disabled Student Services (DSS) and to talk with me about how I can best help you. All disclosures of disabilities will be kept strictly confidential. Please note: no accommodation may be made until you register with the DSS in WH B250. For information call (310) 243-3660 or to use telecommunications Device for the Deaf, call (310) 243-2028.

Revision history:

Prepared by J. Wilkins 2/17/00. Revised 7/7/01, 7/25/06 (G. Jennings).