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Estrella Johnson

Teaching

At Virginia Tech, I typically teach Abstract Algebra, mathematics content courses for prospective secondary teachers, and our research in undergraduate mathematics education graduate seminar. For my current courses, office hours and course syllabi can be found on my math faculty page.

 

Courses Taught at Virginia Tech

  • MATH 4664, Senior Mathematics Education Seminar, Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2017; The main goal of the seminar is to support students in becoming reflective mathematics teachers. This involves understanding the nature of mathematics teaching and learning. We have a semester long theme focusing on conceptual understanding. This theme will be used to investigate mathematics content, the teaching of mathematics, and the learning of mathematics.
  • MATH 3124, Modern Algebra, Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Spring 2014; Topics in groups, quotient groups, rings, integral domains, fields
  • MATH 4626, Mathematics for Secondary Teachers I, Spring 2016; Course activities emphasize the curricular themes of problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, connections, and representation; topics in high school mathematics from an advanced perspective
  • MATH 4625, Mathematics for Secondary Teachers I, Fall 2014; Course activities emphasize the curricular themes of problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, connections, and representation; topics in discrete mathematics and algebra from a secondary teaching perspective
  • MATH 5984, Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Spring 2014; A survey of the body of research on undergraduate mathematics education, readings focused on: student understanding of undergraduate mathematics content and practices; the development and design of research-based undergraduate curricular materials and the theory that supports such work; the teaching of undergraduate mathematics; and, the state of undergraduate STEM education