Importance of history of mathematics in mathematics education; Ancient Egyptians’ mathematics; Ancient Greek’s mathematics, Far East’s mathematics; mathematicians in Islamic world; emergence of modern mathematics; historical development of mathematical concepts.
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Course Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes  Program Outcomes  Teaching Methods  Assesment Methods 
1) Explains fundamental concepts and theorems discussed by mathematicians in Ancient Egypt and solves related problems. 
1,2,3,4 
1,3,7 
A,E 
2) Explains fundamental concepts and theorems discussed by mathematicians in Ancient Greece and solves related problems. 
1,2,3,4 
1,3,7 
A,E 
3) Explains fundamental concepts and theorems discussed by mathematicians in Far East and solves related problems. 
1,2,3,4 
1,3,7 
A,E 
4) Explains fundamental concepts and theorems discussed by Muslim mathematicians and solves related problems. 
1,2,3,4 
1,3,7 
A,E 
5) Explains fundamental concepts and theorems discussed by Modern mathematicians and solves related problems. 
1,2,3,4 
1,3,7 
A,E 
6) Explains evolution of mathematical concepts.  1,2  1,3,7  A,E,G 
Course Flow
COURSE CONTENT  
Week  Topics  Study Materials 
1  Use of history of mathematics in teaching  
2  Mathematics in Ancient Egypt  
3  Mathematics in Ancient Egypt  
4  Mathematics in Ancient Greece  
5  Mathematics in Ancient Greece  
6  Muslim mathematicians  
7  Muslim mathematicians  
8  Midterm  
9  Evolution of modern mathematics  
10  Evolution of modern mathematics  
11  Evolution of mathematical concepts  
12  Evolution of mathematical concepts  
13  Evolution of mathematical concepts  
14  Evolution of mathematical concepts 
Recommended Sources
RESOURCES  
Compulsory 
Baumgart, J. K. (Ed). (2006). Historical topics for the mathematics classroom. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Eves, H. (1990). An introduction to the history of mathematics. New York: Brooks Cole. Eves, H. (1990). Foundations and fundamental concepts of mathematics. New York: Dover 
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Material Sharing
COURSE MATERIALS  
Documents  Handouts for inclass activities 
Assignments 
1) Analysis of evolution of a concept in numbers content area in the curriculum
2) Analysis of evolution of a concept in algebra content area in the curriculum 3) Analysis of evolution of a concept in geometry content area in the curriculum 
Exams  Midterm and final exams 
Assessment
ASSESSMENT  
INTERM STUDIES  Quantity  Percentage 
Midterm  1  30 
Final  1  40 
Assignment  3  30 
Total  100  
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall Grade  40  
Contribution of Interm Studies to Overall Grade  60  
Total  100 
Course’s Contribution to Program
COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM OUTCOMES  
No  Program Outcomes  Level of contribution  
1  2  3  4  5  
1  Knows historical, cultural and scientific developments of the mathematical concepts covered in elementary school mathematics curriculum  X  
2  Applies fundamental mathematical and geometric concepts into other disciplines and real life situations  X  
3  Applies mathematical processes (e.g. problem solving, proving theorems, etc.) into given cases accurately.  X  
4  Plans mathematics teaching process in line with the elementary school curriculum’s vision, philosophy and goals  X  
5  Uses teaching strategies and techniques that are appropriate for students’ age, grade level, individual differences and readiness level  X  
6  Determines and applies appropriate strategies and materials to foster and evaluate students’ mathematical thinking skills.  X  
7  Uses and develops appropriate resources and materials to teach mathematics  X  
8  Monitors students’ learning process, development and achievement and assesses them by using appropriate assessment tools  X  
9  Improves professional knowledge by following recent issues in mathematics education  X  
10  Contributes to the development of mathematics education by doing scientific research  X 
ECTS
ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION  
Activities  Quantity 
Duration (Hour) 
Total Workload (Hour) 
Course hours (including the exam week: 15 x total course)  15  2  30 
Hours for offtheclassroom study (prestudy, practice)  15  1  15 
Midterm  1  10  10 
Assignment  3  5  15 
Final  1  15  15 
Total Workload  85  
Total Workload / 25 (hours)  3,4  
ECTS  3 