Two math courses offered online in spring semester

In order to help meet the needs of teachers who wish to take graduate courses designed for mathematics teachers, but whose busy schedules require flexible scheduling in order to make this happen, the UNL Department of Mathematics is planning to begin offering mathematics courses for teachers online on a regular basis. This semester, Math 811T was offered online by Dr. Allan Donsig.

To begin, the department will offer two online courses in spring 2013; one aimed at high school teachers, the other designed for middle level teachers. Register by Jan. 4.

In-person: Class Number 23511, Section 950
Online: Class Number 23512, Section 700
The main goal of this course is to strengthen the mathematical background needed for teaching high school geometry. The course will focus on fundamental concepts of Euclidean geometry, with explorations of non-Euclidean geometry for contrast. The course will make use of manipulatives and the dynamic geometry software GeoGebra.

Online: Class Number: 23680, Section 700
This course is aimed at an audience of teachers of grades 6-10 and focuses on problem solving with an emphasis on reasoning and communicating mathematics. The overall goal is the development of mathematical habits of mind, i.e. a toolbox of skills and knowledge to experiment, conjecture, reason, and ultimately solve problems.

To register for courses at UNL if you have not taken one in the past year:
1. Go to the Teach Nebraska Web site at:
2. Click on the gray "Apply" tab at the top of the screen, right below the Office of Graduate Studies page header. DO NOT click the Apply link in the navigation - this will take you out of the Teach Nebraska program and to the general application to Grad Studies.
3. If you remember your NU ID from being a past student, please enter it. If you do not have an NU ID, please check the box indicating as such.
4. For the question, "Which of the following best describes your purpose in enrolling at UNL at this time?" select, "None of the above, therefore Non-Degree, Post-Baccalaureate"
5. Course Registration box: Enter the course number, class number, section number and 3 credits

Once you've completed the above, certify the statements and submit your application. My colleague in the Office of Graduate Studies, Jason Cruise, will certify your application, admit you to the University, and register you for your courses. If you do not hear from him in three business days, or if you would prefer to apply to a graduate degree program, please contact him at

For instructions on how to register if you are an active graduate student at UNL, please email us at