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The Mathematics for K-8 Education Minor gives you an edge in your teaching career. Learn topics in mathematics for middle school teachers, including number theory, number and operations for teachers, geometry, statistics, mathematical modeling, and calculus.
Mathematics is the language of science and also plays a key role in many of the social sciences. An understanding of mathematics provides a powerful approach to solving problems through organization, simplification, and abstraction. In today’s job market, individuals with highly developed analytical and problem-solving skills are in great demand. Therefore, there are numerous career options for students who choose to minor in mathematics.
Check out the different mathematics courses waiting for you at Worcester State!
MA-130 Number and Operations for Teachers
Develops understanding of the mathematical content of number and operations at the deep level required for successful elementary and middle school teaching.
MA-131 Patterns, Functions, and Algebra for Teachers
Develops understanding of the mathematical content of patterns, functions and algebra at the deep level required for successful elementary and middle school teaching.
MA-132 Geometry, Measurement, Probability, and Statistics for Teachers
Develops understanding of the mathematical content of geometry, measurement, probability and statistics at the deep level required for successful elementary and middle school teaching.
MA-200 Calculus I
Limits, continuity, differentiation and integration of functions, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, L'Hôpital's Rule, applications including related rates, optimization, and area.
MA-201 Calculus II
Techniques of integration, infinite sequences and series, power series, applications including volume and functional approximation.
MA-240 Theory of Proof
Logic and proof, set theory, math induction, relations, functions, sequences and convergence, limits and continuity, congruences, introductions to groups.