Math 506A: Research on the Learning of Mathematics
Fall 2004
Instructor: Dr. McGraw
Time: Tuesday 5:30pm-8pm
Location: Math East 143
This course combines research on the development of students’
understandings of specific mathematical topics with research on
learning theories related to mathematics education. Students in this
course will examine research on the learning of topics such as number
and operation and spatial reasoning (elementary level), algebra and
reasoning and proof (secondary level), and calculus and advanced
mathematical thinking (college level). Learning theories addressed in
this course include constructivism, social theories of learning,
emergent and enactivist perspectives, models and modeling, and
critical theory.
Note: This course CAN be counted as an “outside” course for
mathematics graduate students whose primary area of focus in not
mathematics education.
For further information, contact Dr. McGraw at 621-6884 or
mcgraw@math.arizona.edu