MT890 Graduate Teaching Seminar
Fall Semester 2012-2013
Wednesdays from 3-4:15 p.m. in
Carney Hall 002
Welcome to the MT890 course website. This website is the
primary way for you to get information about our course.
Prerequisite: Mathematics graduate
This seminar is directed at building the teaching skills of
beginning graduate students, who will typically be serving as
Teaching Assistants. Topics include: use of
blackboard, explaining problems, assigning points in grading
exams and homework, classroom management. Towards the end of the semester, we
will also include some material on teaching one's own class,
in preparation for MT891. The seminar will include both
practice and case-studies based discussion.
This is one of two teaching seminars being offered by the
department. The other is MT891, Graduate Teaching
Seminar II. Sometimes we will meet together,
and on those days we will cover common topics. On other
days we will break up into separate groups and pursue aspects
of teaching that are relevant to more beginning graduate
Text: Teaching Mathematics in
Colleges and Universities: Case Studies for Today's
Classroom (Graduate Student Edition) by Solomon
Friedberg et al. Issues in Mathematics Education Vol.
10, American Mathematical Society, 2001. Available from
Mathematical Society bookstore. More information
about case studies and reviews of this book are available here.
Please note: you are expected to bring this text to each
meeting of the seminar..
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Last revised: September 25, 2012. Copyright 2012 by Dr.
Solomon Friedberg. All rights reserved.