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MATH 607: Algebraic Structure for Teachers

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General Information

Credits: 3


Expands on customary operations on integers and rationals to discuss systems that mimic these operations. Emphasizes multiplicative and additive inverses and their corresponding identities as they occur in other systems. Topics might include permutation groups, rigid transformations, groups of symmetry of the plane and connection to geometry, and matrices treated as linear transformations and connections to solutions of systems of equations. Notes: Background in mathematics desirable but not necessary. Thorough understanding of high school algebra assumed. Offered by Mathematics. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: Open only to inservice math teachers at the middle or secondary level, or by permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Junior Plus, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.