On-campus M.A.T. students may use any upper-division mathematics or statistics courses offered. For distance students, video mathematics courses in a wide range of topics are offered through Idaho Engineering Outreach, and web-based education courses are offered through Idaho Virtual Campus. For more detailed course information, see the UI General Catalog.
Mathematics Video Courses:
- Math 310 - Ordinary Differential Equations
- Math 330 - Linear Algebra
- Math 388 - History of Mathematics
- Math 390 - Geometry
- Math 420 - Complex Variables
- Math 426 - Discrete Optimization
- Math 451 - Probability Theory
- Math 452 - Mathematical Statistics
- Math 461 - Abstract Algebra I (groups)
- Math 462 - Abstract Algebra II (rings and fields)
- Math 471 - Introduction to Analysis I
- Math 472 - Introduction to Analysis II
- Math 513 - Problem Solving Through History
- Math 516 - Groups and Symmetry
- Stat 301 - Probability and Statistics
- Stat 431 - Statistical Analysis
- Stat 519 - Multivariat Analysis
- ECE 455 - Information and Coding Theory
It is the intention of the Mathematics Department to offer these courses on video as frequently as possible. With rare exceptions, these courses should be available both Fall and Spring semesters, and most will also be available during the summer. Check current offerings with Engineering Outreach.
We usually suggest M.A.T. students choose their Education courses from among the following four choices. Each is offered both on campus and in web-based format. (Though not each of the four will be offered every semester, they are offered frequently enough to easily accommodate both on-campus and distance-education students.)
- EDCI 513 - History of Educational Thought
- EDCI 510 - Educational Perspectives: Theories, Policies, and Practices
- EDCI 524 - Models of Teaching
- EDCI 572 - Measurement and Evaluation
Among these four, EDCI 524 and EDCI 572 are the most commonly recommended choices.
Video Course Format
The administration of the mathematics video courses is handled by Idaho Engineering Outreach and questions about things like enrollment procedures, shipping of course materials, arrangement of proctors, etc. should be directed to them. Here, however, is a brief description of how a mathematics video course works.
- Each video course consists of approximately 45 lectures (each about 50 minutes) that were videotaped here on campus. Because these are actual class lectures (with an on-campus class of students) they have a very real in-class feel to them. (This is something most of our distance education students really appreciate.)
- As you view the lectures on DVD you will work the same homework assignments as the on-campus students. You will submit this homework either by mail, fax, or posting it to the web.
- You will also take the same quizzes and exams as the on-campus students. You will arrange (with Engineering Outreach) to have these sent to a proctor in your local area who will supervise the process.
- You may contact the instructor by phone or email when you have questions on the course material.
- Most courses will not have due dates for specific assignments or exams. However, there is a course completion deadline by which all work must be submitted, and you should pace yourself so as to meet that deadline.