First Day Handout: M 175T: Seminar for Prospective Teachers
Topic: Problems with a Point
Unique Number: 60405
Instructor: Dr. M. Smith
(See my home page for office
hours and contact information.)
Intended Audience: Students
interested in teaching mathematics at any
Prerequisite: Upper division
standing and permission of instructor.
• To become familiar with the Problems with a Point
website as a source of class activities
• To deepen your understanding of some topics in
• To reflect on and discuss aspects of the content
(including habits of mind) of school mathematics.
Technology use: You will be
expected to use the World Wide Web as
Course format: Students will
take turns preparing and leading the class
in problems from the Problems with a Point website
We will spend class time working
on the problems and discussing them.
Grades: Grades will be based on
class participation, including being "teacher" and being "student".
There will be no exams.