Wayne Westenberg Associate Professor of Mathematics Education
Ed. D., University of South Dakota
M.A., University of South Dakota
B.A., Northwestern College
Experienced in teaching at the middle school, high school and collegiate levels, Dr. Westenberg specializes in math education. As a former high school math instructor, he teaches the methods courses for Northwestern’s mathematics teaching major, as well as statistics, algebra and calculus classes. He also serves as an assistant coach for Northwestern's volleyball team.
- Mathematics for Elementary Teachers
A study of those topics necessary and helpful for competent and enthusiasticteaching of mathematics in the elementary school, including some history ofmathematics, development of number systems, number bases, sets, logic and reasoning$limited to education majors and does not count toward a math major or mathminor. Prerequisite: grade of C- or better in MAT 090, ACT math score of atleast 20 (SAT math 480), or a passing score on the MAT 090 placement exam.
- Methods of Teaching Secondary School Mathematics
(3 credits, alternate years, consult department) Content, techniques and materials for teaching mathematics at the secondary or junior high level. This courserequires a30-hour practicum and is required of each candidate seeking anendorsement in this content area. Notes: Does not count toward a major or minor in mathematics. Students must earn a "C" or better in the special methods course in orderto fulfill program requirements for secondary licensure. Prerequisite: Junior or senior class standing.
Mathematical Association of America