**Course lecture responsibilities shared between
doctoral students and instructor ****(some students worked in pairs and others went solo)**

**Each class period
involved presentations, discussions, questions, conjectures and ****proofs**

**Besides daily
lecture responsibilities, students prepared three papers:**

**1) Curriculum
analysis of current high school textbook treatments of polynomials**

**2) A detailed lesson
plan and presentation of higher degree polynomial ****applications for
secondary teachers **

**3) A detailed paper on a
polynomial topic not covered in this class but ****important for doctoral
students in mathematics education**