This article discusses the mathematics component of the Mathematics Specialist master's degree program in the "Virginia Mathematics Specialist Project" (VMSP). It includes my personal views on the significant mathematical knowledge and skills that Mathematics Specialists need, the mathematics that is taught in the Mathematics Specialist courses, and my thoughts on what appear to be the substantial mathematical abilities and aptitudes that are required by successful Mathematics Specialists in their work. The interpretations I present are highly personal and are undoubtedly dependent on my personal history, a short description of which is given (see Appendix A).
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Pitt, L. D.
"A Mathematician's Overview of the Virginia Elementary Mathematics Specialist Program,"
Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations: Vol. 12:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/jmsce_vamsc/vol12/iss1/6
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