Spring 2005 - Department of Mathematics, University of Rhode Island

**Instructor:** Prof. O. Merino, Tyler 220, (401) 874 4442, merino@math.uri.edu

**Units:** 1 credits.

**Prerequisites:** Permission of instructor

**Meets:** Tyler 101 lab. Time and day to be announced.

**Evaluation:** 40% homework, 50% final project, 10% attendance.

** About the course ** This course is about methods of communicating
mathematics with emphasis on technology. The course is intended primarily
for mathematics graduate students, for senior undergraduate students
of mathematics or math-education. Graduate students of other areas may take
the course with permission of the instructor.

** Topics **Techniques of written, oral and electronic communication
or mathematics, with emphasis on the use of technology. Some topics are web
page design for mathematics communication, hypertext, internet, \LaTeX,
computer algebra systems, use of graphing calculators in mathematics
instruction, video clip production, mathematical presentations with technology.
There will be great flexibility in selection of topics. Every student will
be expected to master the design of web pages with emphasis on mathematical
communication, in addition to other topics of the student's choosing.

** Evaluation **The final grade is computed as follows: Assignments (70%),
Final Project (20%), and attendance (10%).