MT890 Graduate Teaching Seminar I

Fall Semester 2012-2013

Professor Solomon Friedberg

Wednesdays from 3-4:15 p.m. in Carney Hall 002

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Prerequisite:  Mathematics graduate standing.

Course description:  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 students.

TextTeaching 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 the American 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.