Course Code MATH 600
Course Title Introduction to Mathematical Software for Teachers
Online Offers
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Sarah Chan)
Course Location Online
Credit Weight 0.25
Course Description

This course exposes students to the technical tools that professional mathematicians use. The software presented in the course will enhance each student's communication, presentation, visualization, and problem-solving skills. The course will also take a brief look at the history of mathematical communication and its impact on the development of the subject.

Typical terms may not reflect online offerings.

Course Work and Exam Fall 2020 course outline (note 2)
Author(s) Dave Pritchard, Stephen Tosh
  • Prerequisite: MMT Grad Students only
  • Software:
  • This course requires the download and use of a mathematical graphing tool called GeoGebra, and recommends that LaTeX compiler also be downloaded, to complete assignments. Both tools are free downloads, but will require the software be and installed on the machine planned for use in completing this course.
System Requirements
  • A computer with Internet access is required for all online and multimodal courses. Please see the System Requirements.
Taught in English
Special Notes 1) This course is only open to students in the Master of Mathematics for Teachers program. 2) Maple must be ordered from the University of Waterloo Bookstore. 3) Students must have access to a primary computer that they have permission to install software on.
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